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Colorado advocates rush to save kid dental benefits on exchange

Colorado health advocates are renewing a push to make child dental care mandatory on the new state insurance exchange, after federal officials declared the benefits "essential" but "optional."

Dental-care policies will be offered on the state exchange opening in October, parallel to health-insurance offers, but there is no federal mandate to buy oral-health coverage.

Colorado advocates for underserved children and a coalition of oral-health experts want the state exchange to go further than the federal decision, made late last month. They note that Colorado has fallen behind on key oral-health measurements and that Gov. John Hickenlooper's administration has declared dental care one of the "10 Winnable" public-health battles.

Read more: http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_22794704/colorado-advocates-rush-save-kid-dentalbenefits-exchange

Read more: http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_22794704/colorado-advocates-rush-save-kid-dentalbenefits-exchange

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