pew http://wfae.org en Dentist Shortage A State, National Issue http://wfae.org/post/dentist-shortage-state-national-issue <p>In North Carolina, about half of all kids enrolled in Medicaid did not receive dental care in 2011. That's nothing to brag about, but it's in line with the national average, according to a <a href="http://www.pewstates.org/uploadedFiles/PCS_Assets/2013/3222_PCS_In_search_of_Dentists_v6.pdf" target="_blank">Pew study released Tuesday</a>.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 01:28:04 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 30096 at http://wfae.org Dentist Shortage A State, National Issue State Fights Tooth Decay But Fails Report http://wfae.org/post/state-fights-tooth-decay-fails-report <p></p><p>Sink your teeth into this: about half of all children will have tooth decay before the age of 12. A common procedure called a dental sealant can extract most of that risk. But a new report gives North Carolina, along with only five other states, an “F” for its use of dental sealants. The failing mark stems partially from the lack of sealants administered in high need schools, but also specific grading criteria that state officials say does not score North Carolina’s accomplishments.</p><p></p> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 15:03:58 +0000 Ben Bradford 19463 at http://wfae.org State Fights Tooth Decay But Fails Report Some Elements Of Fiscal Cliff Could Add To State Coffers http://wfae.org/post/some-elements-fiscal-cliff-could-add-state-coffers <p></p><p>The White House issued a statement Monday warning that taxes would go up for middle-class families by more than $2,000 on average, if Congress does not prevent the “fiscal cliff”—the series of automatic spending cuts and expiring tax breaks scheduled for the end of the year. &nbsp;</p> Tue, 27 Nov 2012 05:53:52 +0000 Ben Bradford 16531 at http://wfae.org Some Elements Of Fiscal Cliff Could Add To State Coffers