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State should make dental care a priority
Sacramento Bee

A major aim of the nation’s Affordable Care Act is to increase access to affordable dental coverage for children starting in January 2014.

Not surprisingly, children whose families don’t have health insurance are more likely to have severe and untreated tooth decay, which the California Dental Association notes with understatement hinders a child’s “ability to eat well, sleep well and function well at home and at school.”