Delta Dental foundation decries Washington state Medicaid cuts
Eliminating adult dental care in Washington state's Medicaid program has forced growing numbers of the uninsured to turn to overburdened emergency rooms, according to the Washington Dental Service Foundation. The foundation is a nonprofit group funded by the Washington Dental Service, a member of the Delta Dental Plans Association. In January 2011, the state Legislature eliminated nonemergency dental benefits for nearly 450,000 adults during a round of budget cuts, the WDSF noted.
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