The American Dental Association is fighting proposed changes in Medicaid that could disrupt

The American Dental Association is fighting proposed changes in Medicaid that could disrupt coverage for poor children. At least seven state dental associations-California, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, New Jersey, Ohio and West Virginia-have initiated campaigns to preserve dental coverage for the poor. The Children`s Defense Fund estimates a plan by the National Governors Association to overhaul Medicaid would end coverage for five million children by 2002 and for 2.8 million children immediately.

The American Dental Association is fighting proposed changes in Medicaid that could disrupt coverage for poor children. At least seven state dental associations-California, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, New Jersey, Ohio and West Virginia-have initiated campaigns to preserve dental coverage for the poor. The Children`s Defense Fund estimates a plan by the National Governors Association to overhaul Medicaid would end coverage for five million children by 2002 and for 2.8 million children immediately.

Judi Hasson

Washington Correspondent

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