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H.R.3120: Comprehensive Dental Reform Act of 2013

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about health
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Sponsor Elijah E. Cummings, D-Md.
Total Cosponsors 1 (All Democrats)
Introduced Sept. 18, 2013
Latest Major Action Nov. 6, 2013
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Bill Progress

  • Bill introduced in the House   
  • Bill passed in the House   
  • Bill passed in the Senate   
  • Bill signed into law

Bill Summary

Comprehensive Dental Reform Act of 2013 - Amends titles XVIII (Medicare) and XIX (Medicaid) of the Social Security Act to cover dental services.

Increases the federal medical assistance percentage (FMAP) for funding under Medicaid for dental services.

Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), acting through the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, to maintain a database containing information on each state regarding dental benefits available for adults enrolled in the state Medicaid program.

Amends the Public Health Service Act to establish, revise, and extend funding for grant programs for: (1) educating nondental medical and other professionals about oral health care; (2) providing dental services in hospital emergency rooms or in community settings; (3) providing scholarships and education loans for dental therapists and oral health professional students; (4) providing comprehensive oral healt...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Nov. 6, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
Oct. 15, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
Oct. 14, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Sept. 24, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee Indian and Alaska Native Affairs.
Sept. 20, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Sept. 18, 2013 Referred to House Armed Services
Sept. 18, 2013 Referred to House Veterans' Affairs
Sept. 18, 2013 Referred to House Natural Resources
Sept. 18, 2013 Referred to House Judiciary
Sept. 18, 2013 Referred to House Ways and Means
Sept. 18, 2013 Referred to House Energy and Commerce