Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Notes on the social crisis in America

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » General Discussion Donate to DU
 
Donnachaidh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-22-11 12:27 PM
Original message
Notes on the social crisis in America
http://wsws.org/articles/2011/aug2011/socr-a18.shtml

Thousands line up for free dental care in Georgia

Thousands of Georgians waited in line to see volunteer dentist teams at the First Baptist Church of Woodstock August 12 and 13. Many arrived on Thursday night and slept on the sidewalk.

I have a couple of missing teeth and I need some extractions, one woman told the Atlanta Journal Constitution. She explained that she had lost her job a couple of years ago and had gone without dental insurance since then. A University of Georgia student who had recently spent $3,800 on dental care explained, I never got it finishedI couldnt afford the rest of itso I came to see if I could get the rest of it done.

The line went around the building, all the way through the parking lot and around a warehouse, Atlanta dentist Richard Smith told the Journal Constitution. Smith estimated that at one point, 4,000 were in line. Over 1,600 volunteers, including 300 dentists, contributed to the effort.

Much more at the link --
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
raccoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-22-11 01:05 PM
Response to Original message
1. About a year ago, there was a free dental clinic in my city.

I bet very few people these days are lucky enough to have dental insurance.

Even if you are lucky enough, IME they don't pay 100% of everything.

Most of the time, if you want to keep your teeth until you are even middle-aged, you better have the do-re-mi.



Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
saras Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-22-11 02:24 PM
Response to Original message
2. There's cheap clinics here, but there's no lining up out front - there's four-month waiting lists.
Of course, if your life isn't stable enough to schedule yourself four months in advance... let's just say they service the working poor more than they do the "poor" poor.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Tue Sep 16th 2014, 09:13 PM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » General Discussion Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC