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Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers has added the $500 million to his 2023-25 budget to address a “burgeoning crisis” in mental and behavioral health, particularly among Wisconsin children, created by the impact of the pandemic. In his State of the State address, he declared 2023 the Year of Mental Health.
Dental therapists are mid-level providers — similar to physician assistants or nurse practitioners — who perform preventive, restorative and intermediate restorative procedures such as fluoride applications, cavity repairs and extractions of diseased teeth. These licensed professionals work under the general supervision of dentists and often practice in locations with underserved populations.
The surest way to improve the healthcare that Wisconsinites receive is to enable people to get the greatest satisfaction at the most favorable price via a free and transparent market.
Eight states, including neighboring Minnesota and Michigan, have authorized dental therapist programs statewide. Dental therapists are mid-level providers who perform preventive, restorative and intermediate restorative procedures.
Healthcare What’s New Government Transparency Analysis: Children’s mental health and the curious case of crisis spendingBy Mark LisheronJanuary 26, 2023…
Wisconsin could help lead the nation in empowering patient-consumers to seek care in a functioning market with upfront transparent pricing.
Sem, Niederjohn of Concordia University Wisconsin will conduct health care research
Of all the wasteful impulses many politicians have, one of the worst is giving big tax breaks to dying industries.
Michael Jahr joined a panel of experts to discuss how expanding the dental therapy profession in Wisconsin would bridge the access gap for many individuals through use of free market principles.
At the height of the initial COVID-19 outbreak, correctional and other public safety agencies in Wisconsin bought at least 55 disinfection robots at a cost of more than $2.2 million.
Studies find correlation between good oral health and lower risk of severe COVID infection
Research indicates a correlation between proper dental hygiene, including regular dental visits, and a lower risk of serious COVID infection and complications, according to a recent study out of Cairo University.
Local governments, awash in federal cash, still trying to spend down millions from the CARES Act
Dental therapists could help address oral care shortage
By Anne Trautner
June 23, 2021
The Albrecht Free Clinic in West Bend gets calls daily from Medicaid patients in need of dental care.
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A refusal by MPS and the teachers union to resume in-person classes is a boon to other schools
Two very different COVID-19 responses produce different economic outcomes in Hudson, WI, and Stillwater, MN
As stimulus rules supercharge costs, pressure grows to expand the unaccountable program in Wisconsin
Legislation would provide access to hundreds of thousands of underserved Wisconsinites