Medicaid coverage for adults in North Carolina: what would a reduction in funding mean?

N C Med J. Mar-Apr 2012;73(2):120-3.


States can achieve short-term cost savings through a reduction in Medicaid adult dental benefits. This article presents an overview of the long-term consequences of a population of disadvantaged adults faced with a greater oral disease burden and the effect of poorer oral health on systemic health and quality of life.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Dental Clinics
  • Diabetes Mellitus / epidemiology
  • Health Services Accessibility
  • Humans
  • Medicaid / economics*
  • North Carolina
  • Periodontal Diseases / epidemiology
  • Primary Health Care
  • United States