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Provide Dental Care at Low or No Cost To Qualifying Constituents

WHEREAS dental care is healthcare and healthcare should be a human right; and

WHEREAS private oral and dental care programs are too expensive and limited in coverage, and dental care is not offered by Covered CA, and,

WHEREAS oral health is part of overall health and when oral and dental diseases go untreated, it becomes difficult to eat, focus or sleep, especially in children, and could lead to future health problems, and private dental insurance is too expensive and coverage is limited,

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Riverside County Democratic Party Central Committee calls on the state of California to provide zero or low-cost dental care programs to constituents that financially qualify and to include preventative oral healthcare.


Author(s): Sylvia Carrillo, Assembly District 42; Nancy Sappington, Assembly District 42

Sponsored by: Riverside County Democratic Party, Pass Democratic Club

Passed by Riverside County Democratic Party 3/29/2021