Shift To Medi-Cal Could Affect Santa Cruz Kids’ Dental Care
When California transitions 6,791 Santa Cruz County children from Healthy Families to Medi-Cal, access to dental care could be affected. Those children will be covered by Denti-Cal, which has one of the lowest Medicaid reimbursement rates in the U.S., and many dentists do not accept such beneficiaries. Medi-Cal is California's Medicaid program, and Healthy Families is the state's Children's Health Insurance Program.
- "Santa Cruz County Braces for Healthy Families Transition to Denti-Cal" (Graebner, HealthyCal, 10/17).