“What the audit makes clear is that we could be doing a better job in California. More than half of the children [in the Denti-Cal program] are not getting the care they need,” said Jacob Vigil, legislative advocate for Children’s Partnership, a children’s health advocacy organization.
“There is a huge issue of access here,” said Vigil, who is scheduled to testify at today’s hearing. “This audit is unique in the way it comprehensively lays out the problem, outlining the kind of recommendations that could make a difference. It represents a significant moment.”