A bill that would strengthen consumer protections against teledentistry giants passed the Assembly almost unanimously last month. But before it goes up for a Senate vote in the coming weeks, proponents will have to dribble past a new opponent: three-time NBA All Star Draymond Green.
The entrepreneur and Golden State Warriors power forward wrote in a Wednesday letter to lawmakers that the bill would be unfair for low-income Californians by requiring costly X-rays for those without existing medical records. That would drive up the cost of teledentistry, he says, and potentially price some people out of dental care.
“To me, I can’t see this any other way than blocking access to minorities,” he wrote in the letter to Senate Business, Professions, and Economic Development Committee member Connie Leyva, D-Chino.