Cavity Kids Revisited
Improvements made, but concerns remain

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State officials released data this month showing significant Improvement in access rates for poor Sacramento and Los Angeles County children who are part of a Medi-Cal managed care dental program. A CHCF Center for Health Reporting story published in the Sacramento Bee last February revealed that Sacramento County Medi-Cal children were forced to wait months or even years to see a dentist. The county had among the lowest access rates in the state.


Sacramento, Los Angeles dental plans show improvement

Dental managed care plans that came under fire last year for failing to treat large numbers of poor children in Sacramento and Los Angeles counties have made significant strides toward getting those children into dentists’ chairs, according to a...


Jocelyn Wiener

Jocelyn Wiener is an Oakland-based writer for the Center for Health Reporting.

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