Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 6:00am
Wisconsin has the country's lowest rate of dental care for children on Medicaid. Providers say a large part of the problem is that dentistry and oral health are rarely prioritized when it comes to funding.
Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 6:00am
Medicaid is one of the biggest cost drivers in the state budget, but dentists say they’re getting less than 1 percent of that money. They're asking the state to pay them more for taking on patients who get insurance through Medicaid.
Monday, February 26, 2018, 6:00am
The Enhanced Dental Reimbursement Pilot Program began in October 2016 and is part of the state's effort to improve access to dental care for low-income children.
Thursday, March 26, 2015, 10:50am
Doctors and dentists stress the importance of preventive dental care like regular dental checkups. BadgerCare, Wisconsin's Medicaid program, does offer dental insurance, but with low reimbursement rates, may private dentists don't accept BadgerCare patients.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015, 9:30pm
Madison groups are working to get dental care to those who often need it most but can least afford it, connecting low-income and homeless people with dentists, all the while diverting patients with tooth problems from emergency rooms.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015, 7:25am
Across the country and in Wisconsin, more and more people, often those who are homeless or low-income who don't have a dentist, are turning to the emergency room for their painful tooth problems.