Gov. Quinn signs law restoring adult dental care for Medicaid
Modernizing an outdated Medicaid system, Governor Quinn signed legislation on June 16, 2014 restoring previously authorized adult dental care to Illinois’ three million Medicaid recipients. The legislation is “part of Governor Quinn’s agenda to ensure all people have access to quality healthcare and improve the health and wellbeing of the people of Illinois.”
The inclusion of dental care in the bill emphasizes dentistry’s importance in maintaining a person’s overall health. Prior to the signing of this bill, adult dental services were limited to emergency services.
More information pertaining to the signing of the bill can be found here. To review Senate Bill 741, click here; specifics regarding the adult dental benefit changes can be found on page 206 of the PDF document.