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The U.S. pays 17% of its Gross Domestic Product on healthcare. Germany and France pay about 10%. In the U.S. about half ...
by innereye
Comment Count 27 comments on Mon Sep 14, 2009 at 11:14 AM PDT with 23 Recommends
I was nibbling on a little something while working over lunch today when I felt something rough under my tongue. Far in the back, on the top right, I’ve broken another tooth. This ...
by Stranded Wind
Comment Count 61 comments on Mon Sep 07, 2009 at 01:04 PM PDT with 44 Recommends
at least, after my experience of today, which I am still processing, that is what I hope I can offer you. I am in Wise County Virginia. I am staying about 2-3 miles from the Wise County ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 346 comments on Fri Jul 24, 2009 at 07:02 PM PDT with 572 Recommends
For tens of millions of Americans, what's going on in Washington on healthcare is really just more of the same. The people I hear from, don't care how the money is found, they need healthcare.
by nyceve
Comment Count 278 comments on Fri Jun 19, 2009 at 09:06 AM PDT with 377 Recommends
My daughter has a foster daughter. This child feels like family. She is permanently placed with them and calls my daughter and her husband Mom and Dad. She feels like a family member except when it ...
by Coastrange
Comment Count 5 comments on Thu Jun 11, 2009 at 04:53 PM PDT with 4 Recommends
For every American without health insurance there are three without dental insurance. In 2000 the ...
by nyceve
Comment Count 356 comments on Sun Feb 08, 2009 at 12:32 PM PST with 301 Recommends
President Obama has stated as one of his most lofty goals is delivering a health care system that provides care for all. This system should be efficient, cost conscious, increase quality care, all ...
by Aprognosticator
Comment Count 53 comments on Sun Feb 08, 2009 at 12:11 PM PST with 10 Recommends
This isn't going to be like any of NYCeve's diaries on this issue, and it will be very brief. However, today, I went to the dentist. The dentist told me that I could no longer put off the inevitable ...
by oceanstar17
Comment Count 38 comments on Tue Jan 06, 2009 at 05:55 PM PST with 7 Recommends
I am not going to offer many words of my own. The sole purpose of this diary is to call your attention to a story about an event that should shock and motivate us all. The cover story in today'...
by teacherken
Comment Count 376 comments on Sun Nov 09, 2008 at 06:12 AM PST with 943 Recommends
This is the oral cavity of an angry American. This American can't afford routine dental care much less those shining white veneers sported by the blowviator class. So they listen to John ...
by nyceve
Comment Count 294 comments on Sun Aug 17, 2008 at 07:59 AM PDT with 280 Recommends
Pain that can't be explained. Too ugly. Too dark. There is nothing I can do. No relief. I've robbed my children of the ability to feel safe in this world, having to hear their only parent scream ...
by mama hearts obama
Comment Count 9 comments on Fri Jun 20, 2008 at 05:21 PM PDT with 8 Recommends
Jeffrey Feldman has a recommended diary prompted by the 60 Minutes report on healthcare - how a charity founded to help poor third world citizens is now serving AMERICANS. http://www.dailykos.com/...
by xrepub
Comment Count 21 comments on Tue Mar 04, 2008 at 01:54 AM PST with 27 Recommends
I was reading nyceve's diary about the sorry-ass state of dental care in America when I realized that we had a perfect case study of ...
by slippytoad
Comment Count 27 comments on Tue Oct 23, 2007 at 04:19 AM PDT with 29 Recommends
Just cause we happen to live in the richest country on the planet. Don't expect you're entitled to dental care. Just cause you've got a pesky tooth that's been getting a bit sensitive to hot and ...
by nyceve
Comment Count 292 comments on Sun Oct 21, 2007 at 05:50 AM PDT with 182 Recommends
Today's /New York Times/ carries an article that is rather topical for me at the moment: Patients Turn to No-Interest Loans for ...
by eugene
Comment Count 57 comments on Wed Aug 29, 2007 at 09:34 PM PDT with 25 Recommends
We haven't discussed 'medical tourism' for some time. This diary isn't about the crude methods by which millions of desperate Americans are forced to access health care. It's about bad teeth--...
by nyceve
Comment Count 309 comments on Fri Aug 24, 2007 at 07:55 AM PDT with 204 Recommends
As all Kossacks are aware, healthcare in the United States is a mess. Insurance premiums are skyrocketing and out-of-pocket costs are mounting at an alarming rate. The legalese and confusing ...
by tkr70
Comment Count 18 comments on Wed Aug 08, 2007 at 12:33 AM PDT with 18 Recommends
Every day we deal with important health research, like today's revelation that people taking antioxidants may have a 5 percent higher risk of death. That's an abstraction, however. A health care ...
by Ira R Allen
Comment Count 3 comments on Wed Feb 28, 2007 at 12:45 PM PST with 4 Recommends
I have been beside myself the last 2 days. I have found out, accidentally, that a friend of mine, who works 40+ hours per week in a union job, and whose husband works 60 hours per week, does not ...
by adigal
Comment Count 55 comments on Fri Jan 26, 2007 at 11:33 AM PST with 19 Recommends
by manic lawyer
Comment Count 48 comments on Tue Oct 10, 2006 at 06:35 PM PDT with 22 Recommends