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Covered California backs dental plans for 2014, eyes future changes
Los Angeles Times

Amid criticism from the state insurance commissioner and some children’s advocates, California’s health insurance exchange is moving ahead with a controversial approach to children’s dental coverage for next year while vowing to pursue changes for 2015.

At issue has been whether pediatric dental care should be part of the basic health insurance package sold through the exchange or be sold separately. The exchange, called Covered California, will be offering it on a stand-alone basis to parents next year.