Research Report Dental Care in the Los Angeles Healthy Kids Program: Successes and Challenges
Sara Hogan, Ian Hill, Embry M. Howell
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Overall, the Los Angeles Healthy Kids program has greatly improved coverage and access to dental care services for children enrolled in the program. However, as with many public insurance programs, the Los Angeles Healthy Kids program has been confronted with numerous challenges in meeting the dental care needs of program enrollees, such as initially assigning different dentists to some enrollees than they had selected, confusion over charges for dental services and underreporting of encounter data.
Research Areas Health and health care Children and youth Immigrants and immigration
Tags Health insurance Health care delivery and payment Health equity Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program  State health care reform Children's health and development
Policy Centers Health Policy Center