Advocacy is crucial for dentists in Michigan, as they face a unique opportunity to impact Medicaid dental benefits positively. Governor Gretchen Whitmer's budget proposal for 2023 includes a substantial $240 million investment to revamp dental Medicaid benefits, a historic move for the state. The Michigan Dental Association (MDA) has actively engaged with government offices and legislators to ensure this opportunity is not missed. However, despite the MDA's efforts to mobilize members through action alerts, response rates have disappointed. The article emphasizes the importance of consistent advocacy, as it has the power to influence dental practices and the well-being of patients and communities. Dentists are urged to recognize the potential of legislative advocacy and actively participate in shaping their profession's future. Sign up MDA Legislative Text Alerts by texting MDA to 52886.
Benivegna, Vincent DDS
"Advocacy Spotlight: Are You an Advocate?,"
The Journal of the Michigan Dental Association: Vol. 104:
7, Article 5.
Available at: https://commons.ada.org/journalmichigandentalassociation/vol104/iss7/5
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