A new survey from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) found that people who receive dental care through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) were spending about $1,400 per year on dental care.
That’s up from $1.25 per month in 2014.
The ACA includes a few provisions to make sure that people don’t end up paying more than they’re entitled to.
In addition to the $100 per month dental subsidy, people who earn too much to qualify for the federal subsidy, which applies to the lowest-income families and is refundable, can choose to have their dental care covered under Medicaid.
In 2016, 7.5 million Americans received dental coverage through Medicaid, which is the government’s Medicaid program for the poor and disabled.
The Medicaid program covers about 4 million people.
Those who qualify for dental coverage also can choose whether to pay for dental treatment in-person or over the phone.
The study also found that about 3 million people have been told to take part in dental checkups because of the ACA.
The survey asked respondents whether they had any problems with the ACA or dental coverage, whether the dental coverage was covered by Medicaid or not, and whether it was the right choice for them.
The number of people who received dental care from the ACA increased slightly from 2014 to 2016, from 12.6 million to 13.1 million.
The increase was due to a larger share of the population receiving dental care via Medicaid, but the study noted that “the ACA did not cause the decrease in dental care coverage.”
However, there was also a decrease in the number of adults who had received dental treatment from Medicaid, from 16.4 million in 2014 to 15.9 million in 2016.
The average cost of a dental visit has remained relatively stable over the past few years.
In 2014, a typical adult spent $2,907 for a total of $1 million in dental services.
In 2020, that figure jumped to $3,849.
In 2025, it rose to $4,566.
But that increase in prices came at a cost to taxpayers.
In 2018, the average price of a single visit to the dentist rose $150, while the average for a family of four went up $7,000.
The price of dentures also went up.
In 2019, the total price of dental care in the U.S. went up by $1 billion.
In 2024, the amount went up nearly $4 billion.
The CPI is an estimate of inflation.
It was compiled by comparing the prices of goods and services in the last year of the previous year to those in the same year.
The Consumer Price Index, also called the Consumer Price Guide, is the official measure of inflation and was released on January 10.
The cost of dental treatment has also been on the rise in recent years.
Between 2016 and 2018, there were about 4.3 million fewer people in the United States with a regular dental appointment, according to the Centers.
However, the number with cavities declined slightly, from 7.6 per 1,000 in 2016 to 7.3 per 1