This is why your mouth is a disaster area. This is why those in your family have swollen gums and blackened or missing teeth. Have you no idea how important good oral hygiene is and the fact that hardly anyone in America is covered by dental insurance. Even Medicaid is getting out of the business of dental coverage for children, who we all know, need good oral hygiene.
And what Dr. Bramhall says is so very true!
” We all have to get over this self-delusion that government is there to serve us – because it’s not. Government does shit for us. They have never been there to serve black people or women or working people in general. They gouge us for tax money, which they use for endless wars and to line billionaires pocket and don’t provide health care, dental care or even reliable infrastructure. Since they started this insane war on terror, they don’t even provide security.” – Dr. Bramhall
Press TV (2017)
This documentary highlights the millions of Americans unable to access dental care owing to the prohibitive cost. With a routine dental checkups costing a week’s salary on average, healthy teeth have become an unaffordable luxury in the US.
The US is the only developed country that refuses to provide basic health care for all its residents. Prior to the enactment of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) in 2010, poor Americans unable to access medical services experienced an average of 45,000 preventable deaths annually.
Total preventable deaths dropped initially (to 18,000) with the enactment of Obamacare. Since then skyrocketing premiums – coupled with Trump’s repeal of premium subsidies – have caused a rebound in the number of uninsured Americans.
California used to provide free dental services for indigent residents under the state Medicaid program. However this was discontinued in 2009. Although indigent children are still theoretically…
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