Status: Baseline only
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
Data Source: National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), CDC/NCHS
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.
Workgroup: Access to Health Services Workgroup