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This is going to be sort off topic but sort of on topic (how is that possible)? I need to address this growing trend in the US (and world) of as soon as someone is considered, "wronged" or a "hero"
by ArtemisBSG
Comment Count 10 comments on Wed Apr 01, 2015 at 11:52 PM PDT with 14 Recommends
Yesterday was nuts for me due to the revelation that the HHS Dept.--either intentionally or accidentally--overstated both the August and October QHP (qualified health plan) enrollment figures by ...
by Brainwrap
Comment Count 6 comments on Fri Nov 21, 2014 at 07:09 AM PST with 25 Recommends
offered at Politico. I know, I have put up some photos in my diaries over the years. This photo essay perhaps can bring you closer to the reality of what far too many in this country still face, ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 2 comments on Fri Aug 01, 2014 at 10:59 AM PDT with 9 Recommends
Welcome to health care for the rural poor in Virginia , the state just to the south of the capital of the Greatest Nation on God's Green Earth. It looks like this: “I just had an 18-year-old ...
by james321
Comment Count 130 comments on Sat Jul 19, 2014 at 11:50 AM PDT with 289 Recommends
In some ways, I'm a lucky woman, in that I have friends and family to turn to when I have a problem.In other ways, I'm both unlucky(I'm a wheelchair user, after all) and I've recently become part ...
by chicating
Comment Count 4 comments on Mon Feb 03, 2014 at 11:52 AM PST with 2 Recommends
One of the most overlooked items in healthcare is dental care. Many pundits discuss healthcare but fail to realize that dental care should also be included in discussions of healthcare. Out of ...
by Prezshap
Comment Count 31 comments on Thu Jan 02, 2014 at 05:35 PM PST with 22 Recommends
Children of migrant (read: possibly undocumented) farmworkers will be eligible to receive free dental care regardless of immigration status at the AT&T Pro-Am golf tournament at Pebble Beach. The ...
by 1BQ
Comment Count 3 comments on Tue Feb 05, 2013 at 02:19 PM PST with 4 Recommends
As I follow the debates about Obamacare: about rising health care costs, about insurance, about coverage and denials and debt, I've often found myself drawn into the side questions and stories about ...
by Square Knot
Comment Count 84 comments on Sat Nov 17, 2012 at 07:03 PM PST with 90 Recommends
Last year, I joined scores of millions of other people in the United States who are medical nomads, living without insurance for our medical, dental, and vision needs. We move from place to place to ...
by MsSpentyouth
Comment Count 58 comments on Sat Jul 21, 2012 at 07:55 PM PDT with 123 Recommends
or other dental emergency. I have fairly decent teeth and I take decent care of them. I did make a serious mistake when I was younger by allowing a dentist to drill and put fillings in my teeth. ...
by Noddy
Comment Count 23 comments on Mon Jun 25, 2012 at 01:18 PM PDT with 16 Recommends
Isn't funny how Dental Care is treated like a "gold plan" with a credit card company. Only the worthy (or wealthy) need apply. Vermont Town Meeting on Dental Crisis sanders.senate.gov -- March 10,
by jamess
Comment Count 119 comments on Tue Mar 13, 2012 at 06:16 AM PDT with 195 Recommends
No, I'm not talking about that abscess on the ass of humanity, Rick Santorum . I'm talking about the abscess I have in one of my teeth. More below the fold...
by SueM1121
Comment Count 47 comments on Thu Feb 16, 2012 at 10:12 PM PST with 69 Recommends
Woohoo! The much touted Conservative vision of charity care at work, folks. If you're a lucky winner, you too can be spared a life of searing dental pain. The old canard about how charities can ...
by Muskegon Critic
Comment Count 4 comments on Tue Sep 20, 2011 at 01:29 PM PDT with 25 Recommends
Itzl is a Chihuahua, and they famously have bad teeth. Even with the best care, they have bad teeth. Until the car accident, where the airbag smashed poor Itzl (ruptured ear drum, concussion, lost ...
by Noddy
Comment Count 12 comments on Tue Jun 21, 2011 at 06:53 AM PDT with 16 Recommends
Four years ago, twelve-year-old Deamonte Driver died from an abscessed tooth. The family was on Medicaid, but his mother couldn’t find a dentist who would accept Medicaid, and then there was a ...
by JamieG from Md
Comment Count 13 comments on Fri Feb 04, 2011 at 10:32 AM PST with 10 Recommends
When I first heard about Dennis Kucinich and the olive pit, like most people, I laughed and thought he was acting like an entitled asshole. Then I started to read more about what happened to him ...
by nyceve
Comment Count 251 comments on Sat Jan 29, 2011 at 03:47 PM PST with 299 Recommends
This article reminded me of something I have felt strongly about for years. Dental insurance for all. How much would this cost? About $0.26 an hour or about $42 a month for all workers from the ...
by ranger25
Comment Count 3 comments on Thu Jan 27, 2011 at 11:48 AM PST with 5 Recommends
Today is a Friday. Normally I would have just completed a day with my students. Instead I have done something at least as important as teach. I have just returned from a day of volunteering in ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 15 comments on Fri Mar 12, 2010 at 01:30 PM PST with 22 Recommends
I blog about my daughter with autism, about her life, about her art, about funny stuff she does, about good times and bad. I thought I might start sharing some of my entries here, as an effort to ...
by coquiero
Comment Count 46 comments on Thu Mar 11, 2010 at 04:42 AM PST with 17 Recommends
If there is one thing millions of Americans without health insurance don't need right now, they don't need to be turned into criminals facing fines for not being able to afford or for choosing to ...
by akmk
Comment Count 4 comments on Wed Sep 30, 2009 at 11:23 AM PDT with 2 Recommends