Thursday, June 9, 2011

Florida flunks in providing dental care for poor children

For the second year in a row, the Sunshine State has received an F for its efforts to help provide poor children with dental care.

Fewer than one in three Florida children enrolled in Medicaid, the government insurer for the poor, saw a dentist in 2010, according to a study by the Pew Center on the States, a public-policy institute based in Washington, D.C.

For that, Florida was awarded a flunking grade for the second year running. Hawaii and New Jersey also got F’s again. Maryland was rated the best-performing state.

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