May 16, 2021

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Expanding access to dental care is good for Mainers and the economy

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It’s become a perennial issue in Maine: Lawmakers introduce legislation to extend health insurance, both public and private, to cover dental care. This year is no different with three such bills pending in Augusta.

Two of the bills, including bipartisan legislation sponsored by House Speaker Ryan Fecteau, would add preventive, diagnostic and restorative dental services to the state’s health plan for low-income residents called MaineCare.