For children, those younger than 19, dental care is a pediatric service that must be covered as an essential benefit.
State and local leaders call for an expansion of Medicaid in Missouri.
Nixon and state Rep. Tommie Pierson are scheduled to host a community meeting at Greater St. Mark Family Church downtown at 6:30 p.m.
Missouri has a backlog of about 22,000 parents and children waiting to learn whether they will be covered by Medicaid.
Former Republican Sen. Kit Bond is citing problems with the federal health care law as a reason to embrace one of its key provisions by expanding Medicaid coverage.
The Department of Economic Development projects the new jobs would bring in $9.9 billion in new wages.
Gov. Nixon called for expansion during his State of the State address.
Kansans remained slow to enroll in health insurance plans in November through the online marketplace set up under the federal health care overhaul, though enrollments did jump, figures from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services showed Wednesday.
Nixon invited the House and Senate Interim Committees on Medicaid to meet with him and his administration across the street from his mansion.
Some immediate fixes can address problems that are becoming evident as provisions of the new law take effect.