Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

America Needs Single-Payer Health Care, Including Dental

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

America Needs Single-Payer Health Care, Including Dental

Article excerpt

Initially, I could not finish reading the June 30 article "Hundreds Wait in Line at PPG Paints Arena for Free Dental Clinic" because it was too painful to read.

I stopped when I read that people were in sleeping bags the night before so as to be available for the clinic's opening. I did complete the article and then I became angry.

I do appreciate what the dentists and volunteers did for the two days. People needed their care. And I am sure that there are many gratified patients. But the clinic is only one time a year, and many people apparently were in excruciating pain for a while and at least one person had a heart attack related to dental disease. People had to wait in line and had traveled for miles in the hope of being seen. This does not make America look great. If there were lines like this in Canada, I am sure that we in the states would be reminded of this lack of health care for its citizens. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.