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Dental Care Not Available, Accessible or Affordable for Rural Residents

September 13, 2016
by Jack Craver, Benefits Pro

Millions of Americans endure pain and shame because they can’t afford dental care.

The issue is particularly pronounced in rural areas, as emphasized by a recent report by National Public Radio.

People in rural areas are not only more likely to lack the jobs that connect them to dental insurance or the money to pay for basic treatment, but they are less likely to drink water that contains fluoride and less likely to live near a dentist. Dentists in rural areas often don’t accept Medicaid, NPR reports.

To view the full story, please visit: http://www.benefitspro.com/2016/09/12/medicaid-is-hit-or-miss-on-dental-care

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