Status: Baseline only

  
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Baseline only

Most Recent Data:
70.5 percent (2019)

Target:
75.0 percent 1

Desired Direction:
Increase desired

Baseline:
70.5 percent of persons under 65 years had dental insurance in 2019 2

Increase the proportion of persons with dental insurance

Target-Setting Method
Percentage point improvement

Summary

People with dental insurance coverage are more likely to get oral health care. Poor oral health is linked to many other health problems. Preventive oral health care visits can help identify diseases, injuries, and nutrition problems. Strategies to reduce financial and other barriers to dental insurance access may help increase coverage rates.



1. Target has been revised. See Data Methodology and Measurement for more information.

2. Baseline has been revised. See Data Methodology and Measurement for more information.