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Missouri’s Thin Dental Safety Net Stretched Amid Medicaid Expansion  

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At the Access Family Care clinics in southwestern Missouri, the next available nonemergency dental appointment is next summer. Northwest Health Services, headquartered in St. Joseph, is booked through May. The wait is a little shorter at CareSTL Health in St. Louis — around six weeks. Roughly 275,000 Missourians are newly eligible this year for Medicaid, the federal-state public health insurance program for people with low incomes, and they can be covered for dental care, too

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Missouri’s Thin Dental Safety Net Stretched Amid Medicaid Expansion

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