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What do the recent changes in insurance policy mean for my dental health care coverage?

According to projections provided by the American Dental Association, the Affordable Care Act may result in an additional 8.7 million children gaining extensive dental coverage. About 17.7 million adults could gain some type of dental coverage. 

The effect that the Affordable Care Act will have on the lives of Americans will vary according to the state that they live in. Residents of Maine have been allowed to purchase health insurance plans through an online "exchange" since October 2013. The Affordable Care Act has changed the standards of acceptable dental offerings for each of these plans. 

For more information on how the changes in health care legislation affects your life, you may want to visit the Maine Public Broadcasting website at mpbn.net and also the American Dental Association's section regaring the Affordable Care Act at http://www.ada.org/news/8935.aspx.