States ranked by extensiveness of adult Medicaid dental coverage

The CareQuest Institute for Oral Health nonprofit recently launched an online tool giving insight into the extensiveness of adult Medicaid dental coverage in each state.

The Medicaid Adult Dental Coverage Checker was launched in partnership with the American Dental Association Health Policy Institute, Center for Health Care Strategies and the National Academy of State Health Policy, according to an Aug. 30 news release.

Each state is given a number of points based on the extensiveness of its Medicaid coverage, including coverage of specific procedures in eight service categories, helping identify areas for improvement and expansion.

States, including Washington, D.C., ranked by total number of point received out of 32 :

Washington, D.C: 31

Nebraska: 29

Wisconsin: 28

Alaska: 27

Indiana: 27

Minnesota: 26

New York: 26

Idaho: 25

Iowa: 25

Montana: 25

New Mexico: 25

Oregon: 25

California: 24

Colorado: 24

New Jersey: 24

North Dakota: 23

Ohio: 23

Pennsylvania: 23

Rhode Island: 23

Illinois: 22

Vermont: 22

Connecticut: 21

Michigan: 20

Massachusetts: 19

South Dakota: 19

Washington: 19

Kentucky: 17

Nevada: 17

North Carolina: 17

Wyoming: 16

Arkansas: 13

Missouri: 13

Florida: 12

South Carolina: 11

Georgia: 10

Arizona: 9

Hawaii: 9

Virginia: 9

Louisiana: 8

Utah: 8

West Virginia: 8

Mississippi: 7

New Hampshire: 7

Maine: 6

Oklahoma: 2

Kansas: 1

Alabama: 0

Delaware: 0

Maryland: 0

Tennessee: 0

Texas: 0

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