Dr. Mark Funke, DDS, the president of the Nevada Dental Association, issued a letter this week urging state lawmakers to quickly restore any cuts they make during a special session of the Nevada Legislature that could hurt dental care in the state.
“The Nevada Dental Association understands the financial crisis currently facing the state, but has serious concerns about the steep cuts that are proposed and being considered during the 2020 special session of the Nevada Legislature,” Funke said. “Some of the most problematic cuts are the sweeping cuts to Medicaid that will result in complete elimination of services provided in this state. As medical providers, we see first-hand the damage that can be done when a patient’s health is neglected.”
In his letter, Funke added that “we know that these cuts are unavoidable and necessary in order to balance the budget, but in the future, if revenue projections come in higher than anticipated, and/or additional federal money is allocated to Nevada, we would urge state lawmakers to restore these cuts as soon as possible.”
He concluded that Nevada dentists look forward to continuing to collaborate with state leaders during these unprecedented times as Nevada gets back on its feet.
For more information on the Nevada Dental Association, visit www.NVDA.org.