Disappearing dentists: For low-income Nebraskans, long drives, long lines, little help

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“Each year, fewer dentists can afford to treat Nebraska’s Medicaid patients. In the past five years, the number of dental providers treating Medicaid-eligible patients nosedived 37%. The problem is severe in western Nebraska. Only two dozen dentists west of Kearney have been paid for treating a Medicaid patient this year. Forty-three Nebraska counties, many in the state’s western half, have zero dentists helping low-income Nebraskans”

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