Denti-Cal has been criticized for not paying dentists enough to care for low-income Medicaid recipients.
Brushing aside a political climate that favors federal cuts in health care spending, advocates for oral health are pushing to expand Medicare to provide America’s elderly with dental benefits.
Health advocates are expecting millions in new tax money for health education programs aimed at preventing obesity, diabetes and tooth decay. Other cities around the country are mulling similar measures.
Más de 138.000 niños ya han sido inscriptos en los programas de salud médica y dental gratuitos de California. Ana B. Ibarra, reportera de KHN, habla sobre éste y otros temas en Radio Bilingüe.
Though fluoride has been added to water for decades to prevent tooth decay, grassroots opposition still pops up in towns and cities around the country.
HHS awarded $156 million to 420 health centers around the country in the first grants ever specifically geared to dental care.
Advocates turn to ballot initiatives to help fund higher rates for Medi-Cal providers, possible care for undocumented adults.
The U.S. faces a variety of serious concerns beyond just the future of the federal health law.
The top official at Denti-Cal, a program for low-income California residents, sat down with California Healthline to discuss what her agency is doing to address the severe shortcomings highlighted in a recent report.
“Thousands of toddlers have mouthfuls of cavities … People with state dental benefits deserve a government program that works.”