IDA Board Approves Medicaid as Top Legislative Priority for 2023

Medicaid One Pager_Page_1The IDA Board of Trustees approved the IDA Legislative Committee’s recommendation to continue efforts to increase Dental Wellness Plan (DWP) rates to match Hawki rates as the top legislative priority for the 2023 legislative session. This will build on the efforts from IDA dentists and staff from the 2022 legislative session. 

In addition to increasing Medicaid, the IDA Board approved additional 2023 legislative priorities recommended by the IDA Legislative Committee: 

- Identifying potential insurance reform initiatives.
- Maintaining the practice of dentistry to ensure the safety  and optimal care of patients. 

In preparation for the 2023 legislative session, IDA created a new Medicaid DWP fact sheet with talking points to stress the necessity of our ask to legislators. As the primary focus of this legislative session, IDA will advocate to increase Medicaid dental reimbursement rates as a solution for lack of dental access for Medicaid patients in Iowa. Download the fact sheet below to learn more about this priority. Contact IDA staff with questions or if you are interested in serving as a key contact to speak to legislators in your district on this issue. 

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