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Senate Health budget panel advances children’s Medicaid dental proposal

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Despite some push-back from some health insurance carriers, the Senate Health & Human Services Appropriations Committee approved a bill to reform children’s dental coverage, creating an independent program to administer it under the state’s Medicaid regime. The bill, SB 994, is sponsored by newly-minted Senate President-to-be Sen. Joe Negron. Negron said the state’s participation levels in the program is too low – “as low as in the mid-30s,” though insurers disputed that figure – and that many states who have gone to a separate, independent…

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