Concerns About L.A.'s Children's Access to Affordable Dentistry

November 27, 2012

(Culver City, CA) - Policy experts, dentistry professionals and children's advocates described a growing gap between the need for quality dental care for Los Angeles County's children and the availability of that care -- especially for children of low income households -- at a recent legislative hearing in Culver City. Assemblymember Holly J. Mitchell (D-Los Angeles), chair of the Assembly's Budget Subcommittee on Health and Human Services, presided over the hearing. Because our health care dollars are so scarce, the Legislature's oversight will be needed to ensure that children currently enrolled in Medi-Cal, and those transitioning from Healthy Families, get the dental care they need, said Assemblymember Mitchell. I am committed to making that happen. Here's more in this Assembly Assets video.