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California’s Proposed Oral Health Cuts Would Cost the State Billions, Further Harm Those Hardest Hit by COVID-19

By Melissa Burroughs,


California Oral Health Progress and Equity Network (CA OPEN) and Families USA are partnering to explain why cutting California’s Medicaid adult dental services is a fiscal misstep and an assault on the communities that the COVID-19 pandemic has hit hardest.

Proposed cuts to dental coverage would give up the state’s access to millions of dollars in federal Medicaid funding, and it would have long-term consequences for millions of families. Communities of color, older adults, and people with disabilities face drastic health and economic disparities that these cuts would make worse.

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