Many Virginia Medicaid patients can't find in-network dentists

A survey conducted by the Virginia Dental Association Foundation found that 79% of Virginia residents on Medicaid have struggled to find a dentist that accepts Medicaid, according to an Oct. 18 report by Bristol Herald Courier.

Of the approximately 176 respondents, 132 said they had insurance. Of those 132 patients, 88 had Medicaid coverage, but only 20 individuals were able to find a dentist that accepted Medicaid. 

The survey was conducted following the 23rd annual Mountains of Mercy dental clinic, which provided care to around 500 patients.

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