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Senate Bill Aims to Ensure Dental Coverage for Congenital Anomalies

Senate Bill Aims To Ensure Dental Coverage For Patients With Congenital Anomalies.

The Washington Examiner (8/23, Klein, Leonard, King) reports that “a bipartisan duo of senators introduced a bill to ensure dental coverage for babies born with a congenital defect, birth abnormality or disorder.” Sens. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Joni Ernst (R-IA) introduced the Ensuring Lasting Smiles Act, which would close dental coverage gaps for such patients. A release on the bill said, “While health insurance plans provide coverage for most treatments and procedures for these conditions, claims for dental and oral-related procedures for congenital defects or birth abnormalities are typically denied.”