Wisconsin governor proposed $43M dental bill, with $16M for increasing reimbursement rates

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Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers, D, proposed spending $43 million to expand dental care throughout the state over the next two years, according to WTMJ.

Of the $43 million, $16 million will go toward increasing reimbursement rates for dental providers who treat Medicaid patients. The proposal also includes licensing dental therapists.

The bill also sets aside $60,000 each year for the next two year to forgive dentists' loans, specifically for those serving in rural areas. Mr. Evers also plans to spend $1.3 million more on grants for various dental clinics that serve low-income patients.

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