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Budget Deal Restores Some Health Programs — While Slashing Others
The California Report

After years of devastating cuts to the health and human services budget, this year’s small surplus brought restoration of some programs. Mental health programs will get a one-time boost of $140 million. The adult dental program, Denti-Cal, cut back in 2009 and leaving tooth extraction as just about the only service being covered, has been restored, albeit partially. Benefits won’t start until next May.