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CHIP funding in question as deadline passes without vote
October 2, 2017 -- The September 30 deadline for the renewal of funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) has passed with no action taken by U.S. legislators.
Another bill to repeal, replace Obamacare has failed
September 27, 2017 -- The latest attempt to repeal and replace the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, will not be put to a vote, U.S. Senate Republicans said on September 26. The Graham-Cassidy bill would have changed the way state Medicaid programs are funded, which could have affected recent advances made in improving pediatric dental utilization.  Discuss
Survey: How many U.S. companies offer dental benefits?
September 26, 2017 -- Have you ever wondered what percentage of U.S. companies actually offer dental insurance benefits to their employees, who are your patients? Does the data support the belief that most U.S. companies do offer these benefits? A new survey from the Kaiser Family Foundation asked what percentage of U.S. companies offer separate dental benefits and what percentage of the cost do these companies cover.  Discuss
What dentists need to know about Graham-Cassidy
September 22, 2017 -- Experts have criticized the latest Republican U.S. healthcare bill, which would change the way state Medicaid programs are funded. The ADA cautioned that some of the provisions in the Graham-Cassidy bill could reverse recent advances made in improving pediatric dental utilization.  Discuss
Wash. fines dental insurer $300K
September 21, 2017 -- The Washington state insurance commissioner has fined a dental insurer $300,000 for provider contract and customer service issues.  Discuss
Are middle-aged Americans taking care of their mouths?
September 12, 2017 -- Almost 40% of U.S. adults between the ages of 50 and 64 cited pain and other health problems because of an oral health issue in a recent poll. Perhaps more worrying is that 13% of respondents said they expected Medicare or Medicaid to cover their dental care when they are older. Learn more about the results and what they mean to your practice.  Discuss
Second Opinion: It's time to extend CHIP
September 7, 2017 -- The Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) runs out of federal funding on September 30, leaving Congress with only a few weeks to ensure that nearly 9 million children maintain their medical and dental coverage. Deborah Vishnevsky from the Children's Dental Health Project outlines the reasons to extend this important program.  Discuss
Aetna to add online marketplace directory
August 8, 2017 -- Aetna will add Brighter's cloud-based marketplace directory to its Aetna Navigator member tool in January 2018.  Discuss
DentalXChange, Delta Dental of Colo. debut credentialing software
August 7, 2017 -- Technology company DentalXChange has partnered with Delta Dental of Colorado to launch a cobranded edition of the company's DDS Enroll software  Discuss
Cigna sees increases in revenues, dental customers in Q2
August 4, 2017 -- Cigna reported an increase in both total revenues and the number of dental customers for the fiscal second quarter of 2017.
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