ASSOCIATED PRESS: State faulted for lax oversight of dental program

ASSOCIATED PRESS: State faulted for lax oversight of dental program

Jenny Kattlove, director of strategic health initiatives for the Children’s Partnership, an advocacy group that lobbied lawmakers to request the audit, told the San Francisco Chronicle (http://bit.ly/1ArmOJk ) that demand for dentists to treat low-income patients is expected to increase now that more California residents qualify as part of the federal Affordable Care Act.

“While the state has taken some steps to increase the number of children in Medi-Cal who get needed dental care, more needs to be done, and this audit clearly demonstrates that,” Kattlove said.

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