Senate Unanimously Approves Medicaid Dental Benefit Legislation

Contact Name: Marina Altschiller

Phone: (603) 271-3375

Email:marina.altschiller@leg.state.nh.us

CONCORD – Today, the Senate unanimously adopted SB 422, which establishes an adult dental benefit under the state Medicaid program. The bill will now cross over to the House for consideration.


After the vote, Deputy Democratic Leader Cindy Rosenwald (D-Nashua) issued the following statement:


“I am so pleased we have been able to come together and deliver on a long-awaited promise of dental care for low-income, elderly, and disabled Granite Staters. Today we join the ranks of 35 other states who provide this dental benefit to adult Medicaid recipients. This will not only provide critical care to our adult Medicaid population, it will also save money upstream in Medicaid on other health treatments. By providing care early on and keeping people healthy, the state will save millions on emergency room costs, emergency extractions, and other treatments for illnesses caused by poor oral health. This will make a huge difference in people’s lives, and I am tremendously grateful to my colleagues for their unanimous support today.”


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