September 12, 2012 – People camped out overnight, enduring pain and boredom while waiting hours in line for something they could not otherwise afford. It was not a Black Friday sale, but a free dental clinic this summer that attracted a record number of toothaches to Cal Expo in Sacramento. Three years earlier, the state eliminated most adult dental services to help balance the budget. As California recovers from a deep recession and expects several billion dollars’ worth of new voter-approved taxes, Democrats and low-income advocates are clamoring to restore health and social service programs such as adult Denti-Cal.
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