Washington, D.C., government relations director Julie Scott Allen participated in a webinar presentation Sept. 30 before the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry on the state health exchanges and essential benefits requirements as included in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as the health care reform law. 


Julie explained the law's requirements and the process that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is undertaking to regulate the development of coverage requirements both within the state health exchanges and for individual and small group plans that will exist outside of the state health exchanges.