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The other looming health crisis: Americans' lack of dental care

That's how long low-income children must wait for procedures that require general anesthesia at the pediatric dental clinic at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry. Two years for ... read more

Addressing the pending shortage of dentists

He wants to be his own boss and expects he’ll volunteer in a dental clinic later in his career. The dental industry would like to have a few thousand more like Cassin. But a shortage of dentists is ... read more

The crisis of dental care under American capitalism

Teeth: The Story of Beauty, Inequality, and the Struggle for Oral Health in America, by Mary Otto, 2017, The New Press Mary Otto sets out to paint a picture of the reality of poor dental health and ... read more

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AMA says hog-tying Title X will catalyze a “national public health crisis”

a move the American Medical Association is saying will become a “national public health crisis.” Under this new gag rule, providers such as Planned Parenthood would not only lose funding for ... read more


Fed Up With Vermont’s Child Care Crisis? Here’s Something You Can Do to Fix It

But Burrier’s situation illustrates the ripple effects a lack of access to child care can have — in her case, on the quality and reliability of health care. Burrier’s experience is consistent with ... read more

Is Crony Capitalism a Big Reason for America's Dental Health Care Crisis?

The United States is facing a dental care crisis for a number of reasons. First, dental care has become so expensive many of us can't afford to go the dentist. More than 130 million of us lack ... ... read more

The tragedy of "Mountain Dew mouth" and the U.S.'s insane approach to dental care

In a region long undergoing a cultural and economic crisis, Appalachia’s thirst ... Though pain and discomfort are unfortunate enough, lack of dental care presents other, more enduring problems. While ... read more

Arizona shows how America can expand access to dental care

The views expressed by contributors are their own and not the view of The Hill Communities across the United States face a growing dental care crisis. According to the U.S. Department of Health and ... read more

The Health 202: Policymakers are realizing health is about a lot more than just care

Republicans on the Joint Economic Committee will release a report today finding that Americans have fewer people around to help provide care as they age compared ... OUCH: There’s a looming public ... read more

USA Going Backward! 1 In 6 Americans To Lack Insurance In A Decade, Just Like Crisis Of 2009

It’s 2009 all over again In 2026, one in six Americans will lack ... “With health insurance, children are more likely to gain access to a regular source of care, immunizations and checkups, needed ... read more



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