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Permanent link  New bill creates dental grant program in Illinois


On July 23, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed legislation authorizing the Department of Healthcare and Family Services to create a grant program that will provide funds to local health departments, rural clinics and federally qualified health clinics. The ultimate goal of this program is strengthening the dental care safety net for uninsured and indigent citizens. This act, Public Act 96-0067, is a part of the package of dental bills championed by the Bridge to Healthy Smiles coalition.


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