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Some Alaskans Feeling Pain Of Medicaid Dental Cuts


July 23, 2019
by The Associated Press

Budget vetoes by Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy eliminated Medicaid dental coverage for adults — a $27 million cut that is having an impact.

KTUU reports that Michael Shelden had plans to get dentures after having all his teeth pulled following years of dental pain.

The plan fell through after the governor’s veto and the station says Shelden can’t afford to pay for the dentures on his own.

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