Friday, June 17, 2011

Dentists Urge Insurers to Pay for Anesthesia for Patients with Special Needs

Autism can cause a mouthful of pain, and worse. That’s why Pennsylvania dentists want a state mandate to require health insurers to pay for general anesthesia for patients with mental disabilities that prevent them from tolerating dental work while awake.
The mandate is contained in a bill sponsored by state Rep. Stan Saylor, R-York.

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