An oral health reform idea in New Hampshire is rooted in controversy
from The Sentinel
Amid the contention swirling around contraceptive coverage policies and the political dust kicked up every time a new aspect of the federal health care legislation goes into effect, another health-related concern — inadequate access to dental care — is brewing more quietly among public health experts and state and federal lawmakers. Untreated dental conditions led to 830,590 visits to emergency rooms nationwide in 2009, up 16 percent from three years before, according to a recent study by the Pew Center on the States, a nonprofit agency that focuses on public policy.
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