NADP joined a coalition of more than 200 organizations to ask Congress to preserve and protect access to oral health care for millions of Americans. The Oral Health Progress & Equity Network (OPEN), a nationwide network dedicated to addressing disparities and reducing barriers to good oral health, drafted the letter and sent it to House and Senate leadership on May 18. Signatories from a broad range of health disciplines at national, state, and local levels asked Congress to ensure that the next COVID-19 related stimulus package includes an increase in the Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (FMAP) by at least 12 percent in order to stabilize state budgets. The OPEN coalition also requested that Congress protect essential oral health care by further increasing the FMAP for Medicaid dental services by 5 percent and provide federal support to state health departments and oral health programs by establishing a $75 million oral health infrastructure fund. NADP will continue to engage with Congress during the stimulus package negotiations to highlight critical Medicaid funding issues. 

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