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Improving Pregnancy-Related Oral Health Coverage Would Bolster Maternal Health, Reduce Health Care Costs

Oral health care is vital to a pregnant woman’s health, as well as her child’s, but it is often left out of pregnancy-related health coverage. Without access to comprehensive oral health care, millions of women have faced unnecessary, costly pregnancy complications and long-term consequences on their child’s well-being. This factsheet explains why congressional efforts to address America’s maternal health crisis should make oral health coverage a guaranteed part of pregnancy-related Medicaid coverage.

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