Until last week, Medicaid patients in New Hampshire have not had a comprehensive adult dental care program as part of their coverage

Until last week, Medicaid patients in New Hampshire have not had a comprehensive adult dental care program as part of their coverage. “There’s something wrong with the health care system of the North Country and dental is one of them,” Littleton resident Julia Gustafson said in early June. The disabled and the elderly are swept under the rug up here.” Fully disabled, needing a wheelchair, on a limited income, and receiving Medicaid, Gustafson has experienced firsthand the impacts of that lack of dental care. Until Gov. Chris Sununu signed Senate Bill 422 on Friday, Medicaid only covered emergency extractions, and Gustafson said the one clinic that provided dental care with a sliding fee scale was at Ammonoosuc Community Health Services, but that clinic has since closed. She’s hoping the signing into law of SB 422, which was co-sponsored by former state Sen. Erin Hennessey, will make a difference.

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