Restoration of Adult Dental in the State's Medicaid Program

Mar 25, 2014
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HB1516 SA2 Fact Sheet Traditionally Illinois covered non-emergency adult dental services in Medicaid. However, Illinois eliminated these services as a Medicaid benefit for most adults in the Save Medicaid Access & Resources Together (SMART) Act, public act 097-0689 in 2012. HB1516 SA2 would fully restore preventive dental services (such as filling cavities and root canals) for adults under Medicaid.