The 2021 legislative session was historic and extraordinary for many reasons. Thank you to Washington legislators and Governor Inslee for your leadership and efforts to address advance health equity. More than 2 million children, working adults and seniors throughout Washington state rely on Apple Health (Medicaid) for their dental care coverage.

We are grateful that lawmakers passed an operating budget that supports access to dental care for so many in our communities by investing in the Apple Health adult dental program, the Access to Baby Child and Dentistry program and DentistLink. Good oral health and access to oral health care is essential to healthy living, economic opportunity and general wellbeing.

These significant investments in dental care build on the progress made in our state and are another step toward ensuring that everyone can enjoy the benefits of good oral health.

Vanetta Abdellatif
President and CEO, Arcora Foundation