The Kansas Dental Association and dental issues have been in the news lately, including stories on water fluoridation and then over the weekend regarding Medicaid. We’ll continue to update this story throughout the week.
House Bill 2372 would require a warning label in the water bills of fluoridated communities which falsely state that water fluoridation lowers IQ in children. The KDA opposes this bill and will testify on it this Wednesday.
The Associated Press covered this story last week. Here’s a link to the story as it appeared in the Topeka Capital-Journal. Kansas First News interviewed KDA Executive Director Kevin Robertson here in the KDA office last week. Watch the interview below.
Another story over the weekend covered the Medicaid reimbursement rates and its impact on dentists serving Medicaid eligible patients. Medicaid reimbursement rates in Kansas have not risen since 2001, but costs on the provider side have increased, according to Robertson.
Dentists say low, slow reimbursements keep them from new KanCare patients: http://t.co/RBI840VjZp
— Kansas City Star (@KCStar) February 17, 2014