California Healthline: Access, Monitoring Raised as Issues for Denti-Cal Restoration Starting May 1

by David Gorn State officials last week declared the Department of Health Care Services ready for the May 1 kickoff of partially restored dental services for adults as a Medi-Cal fee-for-service benefit, despite some criticisms of the department’s oversight. DHCS came under fire from the Legislative Analyst’s Office for inadequate monitoring of access to dental providers. … Continue reading

KPCC: Restoration of Medi-Cal dental coverage comes too late for many

Adrian Florido  Adrian Florido| Miriam Martinez has had to have five molars pulled because of decay. “If I’d had dental insurance, I’d still have my teeth,” the 52-year-old said. Miriam Martinez’s mouth is a testament to what it means to be poor and without dental coverage. Several front teeth are capped with metal. She’s had three … Continue reading

AARP: Alert: Members of the Assembly Budget Conference Committee and Governor Jerry Brown to vote to restore funding for dental service for Medical Enrollees regardless of age.

From our colleagues at AARP: We only have two days at the most before the vote is taken! Since 2009, most adults enrolled in Medi-Cal are denied emergency dental services like cleanings, exams, fillings, gum treatments, crowns, root canals, and dentures. Prior to 2009, all Medi-Cal enrollees had access to dental care, also known as Denti-Cal. However, … Continue reading

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