I beg to differ tyfry. Although MA is a federal program, states have the freedom to run their programs however they choose as long as they meet the basic federal guidelines. Unfortunately, as a result of this autonomy in programming, not all state's MA programs are created equal.
For example, here MA covers every child with a qualifying disability regardless of family income (there are only 5 states that have this type of disability loophole in their MA programs) and, in my state, orthodontics ARE covered for all children who qualify for MA, regardless of what kind of MA they have; If the orthodontic work is deemed medically necessary, they it's covered (my son has had extensive orthodontic work). We also have multiple providers who accept MA, depending on what part of the state you live in.
To the OP: Again, check with a caseworker to find out the details of your state's MA program.
at 3:00 PM on Jul. 15, 2009