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New Budget Fills In Dental Coverage Gaps for Poor Californians
capital public radio

For four years, Karen Wadsack has been struggling to get the dental care she says she needs. “I have jagged teeth, sometimes food gets caught in it and it causes excruciating pain,” says Wadsack. “So I try to get by… There are some things I don’t eat anymore.” Wadsack has health coverage through Medi-Cal, but most dental benefits were cut from the program when the state had a budget deficit.