Reaction to Oral Health Capacity and Infrastructure in the StatesF. Scott McCownExecutive DirectorCenter for Public Policy PrioritiesAustin, TexasTexas Oral Health Summit: Advocacy, Equity & AccessAustin, TexasSeptember 9-10, 2004
900 Lydia Street - Austin, Texas 78702 Phone (512) 320-0222 – fax (512) 320-0227 - www.cppp.org Oral Health Care September 2004 F. Scott McCown, Executive Director email@example.com
The Benedictine Sisters of St. Scholastica MonasteryBoerne, Texas Founders of the Center for Public Policy Priorities, 1985
Child Population Growth • Fastest growing child population in U.S. between 2000-2003 • 350,000 additional children • 183,000 more than California • 75,000 more than Florida • Second largest child population in U.S. • By 2040, school enrollment projected to double
Indicators of Need Source: Congressional Quarterly’s State Fact Finder 2004.
Indicators of Ability to Pay Source: Congressional Quarterly’s State Fact Finder 2004.
Cigarettes, Alcohol • Increase cigarette tax by $1.00 per pack, from current 41 cents per pack • Would raise $850 million per year • Would discourage teen-age smoking • Beer is now taxed at 19.4 cents per gallon; an increase to $1.00 per gallon would raise $374 million a year 13