National Center for Youth Law

STRATEGIES

Brown v. Kizer

In these two cases staff attorney Alice Bussiere, working with other advocates, has enforced the requirements of Medicaid’s Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT) Program to expand children’s access to dental care through the MediCal program. In Brown, California was ordered to provide medically necessary orthodontic services to Medi-Cal eligible children. In Barajas, California began to provide cost-effective preventive dental care, in the form of dental sealants, to Medi-Cal eligible children suffering from severe tooth decay.