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Maryland praised for Medicaid changes since death

Washington Post, February 15, 2008
In the year since a Prince George's County boy died of a dental infection, lawmakers say Maryland has begun addressing the structural problems and funding shortages that are blamed for breakdowns in the state's Medicaid system. At a congressional hearing, Maryland officials won praise for initiating changes in the troubled program, which in recent years provided dental services to fewer than one-third of the 500,000 poor children statewide entitled to care.