Idaho lawmakers consider restoring Medicaid dental benefits

Emergency department costs for adults with Medicaid coverage grew after Idaho cut adult dental benefits, and some lawmakers say it is time to restore funding for adult dental coverage under Medicaid. The state's Department of Health and Welfare asked for $1.4 million for adult dental benefits in its latest budget request. The governor agreed that funding should be restored using money saved through a recent dental contract negotiation.

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