Deval Patrick, governor of Massachussets, is calling is calling for a special commission to study and recommend possible reforms in dental insurance coverage.
Governor Patrick has refused to sign a bill passed in the final days of last year’s legislative session which would have banned health plans from contractually setting the fees dentists charged to patients who receive services that are not reimbursable under their own dental insurance plans.
The governor said he was concerned that the bill might actually have the unintended effect of increasing costs to patients.
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