May 1, 2019

Denver, CO – The Colorado State Senate today voted unanimously to pass HB19-1326, Rates For Senior Low-income Dental Program, a bill sponsored by Senator Rachel Zenzinger (D-Arvada) to improve dental care for Colorado seniors. The bill now heads to Governor Jared Polis for his signature.

“Dental health is an important part of overall health, particularly as we get older, and all Coloradans deserve access to quality dental care regardless of age,” said Senator Zenzinger. “I am proud that this bill will help low-income, Colorado seniors pay for the dental care they need.”

HB19-1326 will increase the maximum reimbursement rate for the Colorado dental health care program for low-income seniors to greater than the rate previously chosen by the state board of health. The bill will also forbid the dental advisory committee from recommending a maximum reimbursement rather that is lower than the Medicaid fee-for-service rate.

For more information on HB19-1326, please visit https://leg.colorado.gov/bills/hb19-1326.

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