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Affordable Care Act
Children need dental care as much as they need medical care. The US government is gearing its laws on pediatric dentistry to give their young citizens the right oral care. In this case, the Affordable Care Act specifies dental insurance as one of the essential health benefits that a child can needs. However, there are imposing problem with this Affordable Care Act.
What is Affordable Care Act?
Affordable care Act, ACA, also popularly known as Obamacare, is a law approved and signed by Pres. Obama last March 2010. It is one of the major repairs or remodeling of the US healthcare since the introduction of Medicare and Medicaid.
ACA aims to increase the affordability of medical and dental services in both private and public insurances.
What are the specific inclusions of Affordable Care Act when it comes to oral care?
Since the advent of 2014, Pediatric Dental Insurance specified basic services such as:
1. Preventive Oral Care. This is a program where children are taught how to properly brush their teeth. Mouthwashes, toothpaste and gum gels are introduced. Fluoride content is specified on a right level. Flossing is also encouraged.
2. Dental cleaning. Annual dental cleaning is an important package in oral care. Removal of tartar will effectively prevent tooth decay and gum disease.
3. Regular dental check up. Having a regular dental check up will keep a child’s oral health in good condition. Development of cavities can be prevented.
4. Dental X-rays. This procedure is a bit costly if you don’t have dental insurance.
6. Additional infrastructures for dental and medical services.
7. Additional aid for schools to promote dental services for students 18 years old and below.