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Poll Shows Americans Open to Receiving Medical and Dental Care from Range of Providers

July 1, 2019
by Jane Koppelman

Adults on Medicaid face more challenges than the privately insured in getting dental services

Most Americans are open to getting some basic dental care from medical providers and some medical care from dental providers, according to a nationwide survey fielded by The Pew Charitable Trusts and the Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM).

The poll, conducted in the summer of 2018 in 33 states and the District of Columbia, was designed to examine the opinions of dental patients and compare the experiences in getting access to care among privately insured adults with those who have dental coverage through Medicaid, the federal-state program for low-income people.

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