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DENTAL SEALANTS CAN IMPROVE CHILDREN'S ORAL HEALTH

Tooth decay is the most common chronic disease for U.S. children, however, most dental disease can be prevented through early identification and early and effective care, such as dental sealants and fluoride treatments. States have adopted several strategies to increase sealant use among children and remove barriers to access.

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SPECIALTY LICENSE PLATES: BIG REVENUE OR BIG CONTROVERSY? 

The first specialty license plate was created in 1976, but their popularity has spiked in the last 15 years. Many people buy them to show their support for certain causes, and organizations and states have been intrigued by the revenue they generate. With specialty plates' rise in popularity, however, controversy about them also has increased. 

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ENSURING QUALITY IN HEALTH INSURANCE MARKETPLACES

Health insurance marketplaces have broadened the market of potential patients for health care providers. As consumers navigate the options, states are attempting to make choosing plans easier by providing information about the nature, cost and quality of health plans in a variety of ways..

 

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SURFACE TRANSPORTATION FUNDING: 2014 UPDATE

States continue to explore and enact new approaches to transportation funding in the face of declining gas tax revenues and an uncertain federal program. The challenges include not only maintaining and operating current infrastructure, but also building new or replacing obsolete facilities.

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If you need to be informed, you need LegisBriefs.  Concise. Easy-to-read. Informative. For people who want to know all sides of the emerging issues. Each two-page report gives you a wealth of insight into the issues that affect the states.  As a subscriber you'll get 48 briefs a year - that's 48 of the most important topics Americans care about.  Visit the Bookstore to learn more and subscribe. LegisBriefs are complimentary to all state legislators and legislative staff - contact NCSL for more information.

 


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