This lack of dental service coverage under many insurance plans, and the difficulty of accessing dental care for uninsured, underinsured, and medically indigent groups, make dental sealants hard to obtain.
Its leaders, along with patients and politicians, have ongoing strategy sessions to identify additional targets: hospitals that refer their indigent patients to Grady, businesses with inadequate healthcare programs for their employees, county commissions that do not support their medically indigent populations, the state government and the US Congress.
As the Clinton reform effort gathered steam in 1993, one worry among those of us who favor a national approach to health care was that the middle class would be well-served by badly needed insurance reforms, while the poor and the medically indigent would end up ignored.
As the numbers of poor and medically indigent grow, stresed hospitals may be be forced to restrict the number of poor and Medicaid recipient they admit -- or they may have to close their doors altogether, said the report.
In 1986, under pressure of increasing federal-budget restraint, Congress refined means-testing to identify medically indigent, nonservice-connected veterans for inclusion in Category A--the highest priority group of three categories of veterans labelled A, B, and C.