Thanks to Mitt Romney for pointing this out. PA should definitely include dental coverage in the state’s essential health benefits package. Democrats could have a good political issue with this.
In his now infamous remarks on the Obama administration’s “gifts” to voters, Mitt Romney offered Democrats some free advice on how they could continue to sweeten the deal for the American electorate.
“It’s a proven political strategy, which is give a bunch of money to a group and, guess what, they’ll vote for you,” Romney told donors in audio obtained by ABC News. “What I would do if I were a Democrat running four years from now I’d say dental care ought to be included in Obamacare.”
That led more than a few people to ask: Wait, there isn’tdental care in the Affordable Care Act already?
The answer is pretty much no: The subsidized health insurance plans that will become available in 2014 are not required to offer dental services to adults. They are, however, required to provide such oral health services to children.