Moore, Kamlager-Dove, Introduce Legislation to Ensure Dental Care for Foster Youth
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Congresswoman Gwen Moore (WI-04) and Sydney Kamlager-Dove (CA-37) introduced the Foster Youth Dental Act to help expand Medicaid eligibility for foster youth by providing more incentives for dental providers, increasing Medicaid enrollment opportunities, and preventing lapses in coverage. This legislation would ensure foster youth have access to proper oral health care while promoting greater health equity.
“As one of the Co-Chairs of the Foster Youth Caucus, I am honored to introduce the Foster Youth Dental Act with another fierce advocate for our children, Congresswoman Gwen Moore,” said Congresswoman Kamlager-Dove. “Access to proper dental care is part of quality health care, but for too many of our nation’s foster youth, this vital need often falls through the cracks. Poor dental hygiene can lead to greater health risks later in life, making it important that we work to provide this care up front. I am committed to improving the lives of our children in the welfare system and will continue to fight for foster youth and advocate for greater opportunities that lend to healthier lives and loving homes,” continued Kamlager-Dove.
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