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avaistheone1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-16-09 01:21 AM
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102. Comprehensive single payer health insurance in this country would cover dental and eye care as
well as medical care.

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  -Teeth - The Worst of US Healthcare. Avalux  Aug-15-09 09:10 AM   #0 
  - Agree. K&R  _dynamicdems   Aug-15-09 09:12 AM   #1 
  - A Ronnie James Dio fan! Love it.  OnyxCollie   Aug-15-09 09:24 AM   #8 
  - That is a beautiful song! One of my favorite too.  _dynamicdems   Aug-15-09 10:19 AM   #34 
  - Thank you! nt  OnyxCollie   Aug-15-09 09:37 PM   #81 
  - My favorite DIO  ContinentalOp   Aug-15-09 10:57 PM   #91 
     - That song is catchy.  _dynamicdems   Aug-16-09 04:55 PM   #134 
  - the days....  americanmutt   Aug-16-09 12:48 AM   #98 
     - A classic!  _dynamicdems   Aug-16-09 05:07 PM   #136 
  - One of my favorite songs too! nt  Mojorabbit   Aug-15-09 07:52 PM   #75 
  - Is that a Belgian sheepdog?  Sheltiemama   Aug-15-09 07:53 PM   #76 
     - Yes, he's a Belgian sheepdog.  OnyxCollie   Aug-15-09 09:39 PM   #82 
  - My friend/co-worker's wife will be done w/ American dental school  blueamy66   Aug-15-09 09:36 AM   #17 
     - Dental School Dentures  SoDesuKa   Aug-16-09 01:08 AM   #100 
        - I don't think that I was clear enough.  blueamy66   Aug-16-09 01:14 PM   #125 
  - I agree. Along with vision care. A child who cannot see the chalk board or the  glowing   Aug-15-09 09:13 AM   #2 
  - Agreed. Throw eye care in there too.  Avalux   Aug-15-09 09:14 AM   #3 
     - DENTAL NIGHTMARES......  americanmutt   Aug-16-09 01:06 AM   #99 
     - The Veterans Administration Dental Clinic will do extractions for me for free  AnotherDreamWeaver   Aug-16-09 01:28 AM   #103 
     - Comprehensive single payer health insurance in this country would cover dental and eye care as  avaistheone1   Aug-16-09 01:21 AM   #102 
  - A doctor told me something about dental care & insurance yesterday. Anyone know if it's true?  HamdenRice   Aug-15-09 09:18 AM   #4 
  - It makes sense...  Avalux   Aug-15-09 09:27 AM   #11 
  - That cash and carry business only goes so far.  Cassandra   Aug-15-09 09:48 AM   #25 
  - As a dentist  PCIntern   Aug-15-09 09:19 AM   #5 
  - Thank you for your perspective -  Avalux   Aug-15-09 09:25 AM   #10 
  - I should have made my post a reply to yours  boobooday   Aug-15-09 09:34 AM   #16 
  - Too many people don't take gum disease seriously  NNN0LHI   Aug-15-09 09:45 AM   #22 
  - As A Farmer  Yellow Horse   Aug-15-09 10:00 AM   #30 
     - Anecdotal BS...  PCIntern   Aug-15-09 10:39 AM   #37 
     - You don't realize how nice it is having posters like yourself to knock down the BS  NNN0LHI   Aug-15-09 01:10 PM   #42 
     - You're quite welcome  PCIntern   Aug-15-09 02:11 PM   #53 
     - "Anecdotal" my ass. I know people who had animals die, and I don't want YOUR SHIT in MY WATER.  Yellow Horse   Aug-15-09 02:49 PM   #59 
        - Ignorant bullshit  alarimer   Aug-15-09 03:42 PM   #61 
        - I call bullshit on you. Eat a goddam ton of fluoride pills if you want to...  Yellow Horse   Aug-15-09 03:57 PM   #64 
        - So, toxicology tests & necropsies were done to confirm that fluoride killed these animals? Uh huh  KathieG   Aug-15-09 03:54 PM   #63 
           - 250 bucks per animal AND it has to be done within 12 hours of death. YOU wanna pay for it??  Yellow Horse   Aug-15-09 04:06 PM   #65 
              - That was the most ridiculous thing you've said  PCIntern   Aug-15-09 05:21 PM   #67 
              - I would never argue against brushing your teeth with flouride toothpaste.  Sebastian Doyle   Aug-15-09 07:35 PM   #72 
              - I hate to tell you but  PCIntern   Aug-15-09 07:55 PM   #77 
              - And if you had one ounce of respect for other people's concerns, you might be professional.  Yellow Horse   Aug-16-09 01:42 AM   #104 
                 - Do you live in Texas?  Loki   Aug-16-09 07:57 AM   #111 
                 - 150? Just about your post-count...  PCIntern   Aug-16-09 08:07 AM   #112 
                 - Flouride effects in animals are the same as in humans.  Avalux   Aug-16-09 08:15 AM   #113 
              - So...your answer is no? I guess we will just take your word for it then.  KathieG   Aug-15-09 05:35 PM   #69 
     - Thank you for posting that, Yellow Horse  Orrex   Aug-15-09 10:38 PM   #87 
        - purity of essence  progressoid   Aug-16-09 01:19 AM   #101 
  - I went to a public dental clinic as a child -- we were fortunate to have one available.  Gormy Cuss   Aug-15-09 09:19 AM   #6 
  - I just got two implants and they will cost $9000  goclark   Aug-15-09 09:37 AM   #18 
  - Agreed. Dentistry is out of reach. A few years back I had eight THOUSAND  snappyturtle   Aug-15-09 09:24 AM   #7 
  - I cleaned my dentist's 2 offices every weekend for 2 years  madmax   Aug-15-09 10:44 PM   #88 
  - I know this is odd to say BUT how about a sugar loaded addiction bill for soda like cigarettes?  1776Forever   Aug-15-09 09:24 AM   #9 
  - I don't like the idea of a punitive "bad food' taxes.  Avalux   Aug-15-09 09:29 AM   #12 
  - When I was a child - over 50 years ago - soda was like water & was plastered in advertising.  1776Forever   Aug-15-09 09:39 AM   #19 
  - It's not just sugar...  PCIntern   Aug-15-09 09:32 AM   #13 
  - My MIL suffered from gum disease for so long  boobooday   Aug-15-09 09:33 AM   #14 
  - It is bizarre.  Avalux   Aug-15-09 09:42 AM   #21 
  - I agree...  Blue Belle   Aug-15-09 09:34 AM   #15 
  - I have dental care but after spending thousand I started pulling my own teeth  ThomWV   Aug-15-09 09:42 AM   #20 
  - Your story is tragic - should never happen. And you HAVE insurance!  Avalux   Aug-15-09 09:45 AM   #23 
  - Once again, you'd be surprised. I can't eat apples of course, but most things are OK  ThomWV   Aug-15-09 01:58 PM   #50 
  - Damn. Didn't that hurt like hell?  OnyxCollie   Aug-15-09 09:53 AM   #27 
     - No where near as bad as you might imagine  ThomWV   Aug-15-09 01:32 PM   #44 
  - A great place to start a single payer plan - teeth cleanings for life.  geckosfeet   Aug-15-09 09:47 AM   #24 
  - Exactly, and most insurance that does cover dental  Ilsa   Aug-15-09 09:52 AM   #26 
  - Fillings should be free, too, as should all necessary care  Wednesdays   Aug-15-09 09:54 AM   #28 
  - I have gum disease. This requires me to see the dentist every  lovelyrita   Aug-15-09 10:00 AM   #29 
  - Dental care costs have basically ruined my financial life  Bluenorthwest   Aug-15-09 10:01 AM   #31 
  - Am in the same situation. We dropped our Delta Dental also because it was  glinda   Aug-15-09 01:35 PM   #45 
  - I'm just astounded at that statement  jmowreader   Aug-15-09 01:35 PM   #46 
  - Great post.  JNelson6563   Aug-16-09 08:45 AM   #117 
  - $70,000 was what I was told  Oeditpus Rex   Aug-16-09 05:06 PM   #135 
  - totally agree  ensho   Aug-15-09 10:09 AM   #32 
  - One wonders how much expensive treatment for heart disease could be avoided with timely dental care  havocmom   Aug-15-09 10:13 AM   #33 
  - The Lack of Preventive Measures in Insurance Industry is Appalling  laughingliberal   Aug-15-09 12:53 PM   #40 
  - Funny you should mention heart disease  Iwillnevergiveup   Aug-15-09 11:27 PM   #96 
     - Yep. And we treat it at great cost instead of preventing much of it with cheaper dental care.  havocmom   Aug-16-09 02:05 PM   #126 
  - and having unhealthy teeth is associated with increased heart disease.  Mr Generic Other   Aug-15-09 10:21 AM   #35 
  - Gum disease continually poisons the blood.  Union Yes   Aug-15-09 10:38 AM   #36 
  - Endocarditis -  Avalux   Aug-15-09 10:52 AM   #38 
  - and I'm sitting here with a toothache that no dentist will ever see  ensho   Aug-15-09 12:27 PM   #39 
  - same here  HopeOverFear   Aug-15-09 01:47 PM   #47 
  - I'm sorry. May I ask you a question?  Avalux   Aug-15-09 01:50 PM   #49 
  - if it was that bad (heavy infection) I'd have to go and put it on my  ensho   Aug-16-09 10:46 AM   #124 
  - I know the pain, I've never been to a dentist in my life.  originalpckelly   Aug-15-09 07:47 PM   #73 
  - Dentists are crooks. Can't stand them.  krabigirl   Aug-15-09 01:05 PM   #41 
  - agree  CountAllVotes   Aug-15-09 01:16 PM   #43 
     - No question that there are quite a few...  PCIntern   Aug-15-09 02:13 PM   #54 
  - I had to do early withdrawal from my IRA this year to pay for dental work I'd put off because  omega minimo   Aug-15-09 01:50 PM   #48 
  - and the appearance of your teeth can affect your income  dugaresa   Aug-15-09 02:02 PM   #51 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-15-09 02:08 PM   #52 
  - Agree that not enough attention has been paid to dental as adult dental isn't covered -  lynne   Aug-15-09 02:16 PM   #55 
  - I had dentures shoved into my mouth when I was 12, in 1963  Mari333   Aug-15-09 02:18 PM   #56 
  - I know several people who feel better having dentures  dixiegrrrrl   Aug-15-09 02:33 PM   #58 
  - This is why many Americans go to Mexico for their dental care.  subterranean   Aug-15-09 02:20 PM   #57 
  - When I was growing up.....  Itchinjim   Aug-15-09 02:50 PM   #60 
  - I agree.  SeattleGirl   Aug-15-09 03:45 PM   #62 
  - Oral health is a medical need  drmeow   Aug-15-09 04:11 PM   #66 
  - Absitively and posolutely...  PCIntern   Aug-15-09 05:22 PM   #68 
  - Dentists should stop LYING ABOUT MERCURY..  Manifestor_of_Light   Aug-15-09 05:47 PM   #70 
  - Junk Scientists should stop lying about Hg...  PCIntern   Aug-15-09 07:16 PM   #71 
  - You're exactly right. Also, Mercury is in vaccines given to infants & the CDC says it's all good.  earth mom   Aug-15-09 09:18 PM   #80 
  - You are incorrect: mercury is not present in vaccines given to infants.  Orrex   Aug-15-09 11:10 PM   #94 
  - You're right--my father drove a Mercury when I was a kid  Orrex   Aug-15-09 10:51 PM   #90 
  - I have dental insurance through work, but ...  Sheltiemama   Aug-15-09 07:52 PM   #74 
  - Dental should be on there YES  lovuian   Aug-15-09 09:03 PM   #78 
  - I can't believe the whining dentists I've seen here on DU.  earth mom   Aug-15-09 09:08 PM   #79 
  - Please be specific...  PCIntern   Aug-16-09 04:44 AM   #106 
  - both dental and medical should be socialized  crazy_vanilla   Aug-15-09 09:41 PM   #83 
  - I agree completely.  Avalux   Aug-15-09 10:21 PM   #84 
  - I don't even want to THINK about how soon our house would be paid off, if not for dental "care"  MrMickeysMom   Aug-15-09 10:28 PM   #85 
  - Medicare does not even cover dental. I was shocked when my mom  Liquorice   Aug-15-09 10:34 PM   #86 
  - That is because if any major work has to be done, it costs thousands. More profit.  glinda   Aug-15-09 11:01 PM   #92 
  - Right - No dental or vision care  boomerbust   Aug-15-09 11:10 PM   #95 
     - Medicare does cover  Texasgal   Aug-16-09 02:27 PM   #128 
        - Just an FYI  boomerbust   Aug-16-09 02:54 PM   #130 
           - I said post cataract on specs.  Texasgal   Aug-16-09 03:03 PM   #133 
  - It was decided 100 years ago that the scientific medical community would not cover  Hestia   Aug-15-09 10:49 PM   #89 
  - I've never seen a health plan that didn't cover opthamologists  Sgent   Aug-16-09 03:02 PM   #131 
  - Remember this?  waiting for hope   Aug-15-09 11:01 PM   #93 
  - That's what I referred to in my OP.  Avalux   Aug-15-09 11:34 PM   #97 
  - This Vet has bad teeth too  chknltl   Aug-16-09 03:40 AM   #105 
  - I guess i was "lucky" to be diagnosed with TMJ while in the military.  sammytko   Aug-16-09 02:18 PM   #127 
     - TMJ??? Ended up looking it up  chknltl   Aug-16-09 03:03 PM   #132 
  - I concur.  Norrin Radd   Aug-16-09 05:27 AM   #107 
  - My partner doesn't have ANY Dental coverage...!!! I have to pay for ALL of it OUT OF POCKET!!!  TankLV   Aug-16-09 05:53 AM   #108 
  - My wife the General Dentist/Orthodontist agrees  Aviation Pro   Aug-16-09 07:18 AM   #109 
  - It doesn't help that many dentists are real bastards.  JNelson6563   Aug-16-09 07:31 AM   #110 
  - ...and many patients are pricks...  PCIntern   Aug-16-09 08:16 AM   #114 
  - Well it might help if more dentists gave a shit  JNelson6563   Aug-16-09 08:33 AM   #115 
     - We do give a shit,,,,,,,,,,  PCIntern   Aug-16-09 08:37 AM   #116 
        - Yes, I notice  JNelson6563   Aug-16-09 08:48 AM   #118 
           - No, just on lies and grotesque misinformation  PCIntern   Aug-16-09 09:13 AM   #121 
  - My dentist is the one of the most decent people you will ever meet.  hack89   Aug-16-09 09:52 AM   #122 
     - I too am fortunate  JNelson6563   Aug-16-09 10:32 AM   #123 
  - Mine does but  cindyfaulkner   Aug-16-09 08:57 AM   #119 
  - So let me ask you a question -  Avalux   Aug-16-09 09:01 AM   #120 
  - They don't really care about your health, just forced to cover you  Rex   Aug-16-09 02:28 PM   #129 
 

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