Status: Baseline only

  
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Baseline

Increase the proportion of persons with dental insurance

Baseline: 54.4 percent of persons under 65 years had dental insurance in 2018

Target: 59.8 percent

Target Setting Method
Projection

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.