PDA Supports Insurance Coverage for General Anesthesia Administered to
Children Seven and Younger and Special Needs Patients
Parents often face the difficult decision of compromising quality dental care
for their children and those with special needs when they cannot afford the
significant cost of general anesthesia. Dentists need to use anesthesia when
treating very young and special needs patients, who most often suffer from
anxiety and fear of dental care. These patients often do not receive necessary
preventative treatment, which places more strain on the health-care delivery
system in Pennsylvania by having to treat more serious problems in the future.
Children and patients with disabilities deserve access to quality and affordable
PDA encourages legislators to support legislation requiring insurers to cover
all associated medical expenses when administering general anesthesia to
children seven and younger and special needs patients.
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