Jaclyn Allen, The Denver Channel

The Affordable Care Act requires dental care for all children, but the state of Colorado has gone above and beyond that requirement and the policy is changing lives.

“Oral health care is being noted as an increasingly important aspect of health care,” said Adam Fox, with the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative.

Still, he said, not as many patients are using dental coverage even though it’s available for them. 

“So while we’ve seen a fairly dramatic increase in dental coverage, we haven’t seen the same kind of increase in people actually seeking dental care,” said Fox, who said many people don’t realize they now have the coverage. “But there is also the issue of not enough providers in the Medicaid system, particularly within oral health care.”

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