Denti-Cal has been criticized for not paying dentists enough to care for low-income Medicaid recipients.
Legislation would raise payments for Denti-Cal providers, using revenue from the state tobacco tax recently passed by California voters.
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.
Some dental clinics are expanding their hours to meet demand, but can an already stressed system satisfy the needs of children who haven’t seen a dentist in years?
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.”