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Senate panel backs choice in Medi-Cal coverage of Sacramento County kids dental care
Sacramento Bee

The Legislature took its first formal step Thursday to free Sacramento County’s poor children from the confines of mandatory managed dental care.

A Senate committee unanimously approved a proposal by Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, to give Sacramento County children on Medi-Cal a choice for their dental coverage.

The legislation also would establish stricter standards for dental plans and tougher enforcement by state agencies.