Action alert: Oppose swipe of dental funds
CDA encourages dentists to share their opposition to Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposal for Proposition 56 funds that voters intended to be used for improving access to care. Voters approved the additional $2 tax on tobacco products by an overwhelming majority last November with the intention of funds going toward boosting reimbursements for medical and dental providers and improving access to care for the 14 million Californians enrolled in the state’s Medi-Cal program. The governor’s proposed budget instead uses tobacco tax funds to pay for general program costs.
CDA, the California Medical Association and coalition partners are strongly advocating for Proposition 56 funding to be used as voters intended.
Dentists may have their voices heard by visiting www.protectmedi-cal.org and submitting a petition to state legislative leaders, who will make final budget decisions very soon.