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Diane Gerrits
Diane Gerrits

I long for the day when health care in America will re-establish the fact that the mouth and its contents are actually a part of the body and are a critical part of overall health and wellness.

Emily Stanley
Emily Stanley

This is a crisis throughout our nation and this should never happen. The dental professionals should be required to provide more help to indigents and not be so darn greedy! It is sad that we give billion and trillions of dollars to other countries yet we cannot help those less fortunate right here in our own country. Our country is falling so far behind other countries in health care and education. Why? It is unaffordable to go to get routine dental care much less a filling and...

This is a crisis throughout our nation and this should never happen. The dental professionals should be required to provide more help to indigents and not be so darn greedy! It is sad that we give billion and trillions of dollars to other countries yet we cannot help those less fortunate right here in our own country. Our country is falling so far behind other countries in health care and education. Why? It is unaffordable to go to get routine dental care much less a filling and x-rays! Dentist are greedy and out of control with pricing! It would be so great to have a Charity Program that people could donate to to help. If there is one out there I sure would like to find out more about it.

Hilda Pa
Hilda Pa

Same almost happened to me, I spent 5 years in GREAT need of dental care. I suffered various infections and other health complications due to that. By the month of June, 2012, I was able to get "some" dental care. And I pray that EVERY person gets AT LEAST basic care because it is so important for our health, not receiving it is so really dangerous, OMG! One suggestion from me is that IF ALL those "volunteer" dentists who "fixed" people's teeth on TV just to show up, do some basic treatments...

Same almost happened to me, I spent 5 years in GREAT need of dental care. I suffered various infections and other health complications due to that. By the month of June, 2012, I was able to get "some" dental care. And I pray that EVERY person gets AT LEAST basic care because it is so important for our health, not receiving it is so really dangerous, OMG! One suggestion from me is that IF ALL those "volunteer" dentists who "fixed" people's teeth on TV just to show up, do some basic treatments and dental care to people with no or low income, maybe things will be better. Instead of volunteering for just one big dental job, to do basic to various people.And HELLO!, if the health Department and government must distribute the money in a better way, things will be easier for all.

Lori L Giannuzzi
Lori L Giannuzzi

I definitely signed this because both the dental crisis and Healthcare are disgraceful in this country!

Donna Williams
Donna Williams

I have no Medical or Dental coverage! Too expensive. Not old enough for medicare. People below the poverty line without dependent children should be elegible for help!

Dorothy Gee
Dorothy Gee

I felt its time for me to post this comment now -- the dental and medical health issues are just getting bigger.
and as well as the American debt -- come on now! pharmaceutical and medical companies give us little guys a break and not be so greedy.

Robert Stokes
Robert Stokes

I am a married man and father of two little girls.
I have had no dental care for sixteen years due to the fact that the cost of said care does not equate to wages provided to the average citizen.
I have lost jobs before due to dental infections that were so bad I missed work.
For those that have bad infections, go to the emergency room, they will provide help in life threatening infections with an antibiotic shot that will save your life.
Bottom line is this:
Either the cost of said care...

I am a married man and father of two little girls.
I have had no dental care for sixteen years due to the fact that the cost of said care does not equate to wages provided to the average citizen.
I have lost jobs before due to dental infections that were so bad I missed work.
For those that have bad infections, go to the emergency room, they will provide help in life threatening infections with an antibiotic shot that will save your life.
Bottom line is this:
Either the cost of said care must come down or wages must go up, there is no other way for the dental/healthcare system to work.

Michael Maltese
Michael Maltese

Maybe if parents tried actual parenting 101 and didn't let their kids stuff themselves with junk food, candy, sugary, sweet sodas, and crap, they wouldn't HAVE half the health problems like tooth decay and childhood obesity that is rampent in our country! Don't blame it on politicians (NOT that I am their biggest fan) but instead blame the PARENTS who take the laid back lazy attitude "Oh well, they will only go out and get it themselves!" Yeah, so do Heroine addicts! Except we have a nation...

Maybe if parents tried actual parenting 101 and didn't let their kids stuff themselves with junk food, candy, sugary, sweet sodas, and crap, they wouldn't HAVE half the health problems like tooth decay and childhood obesity that is rampent in our country! Don't blame it on politicians (NOT that I am their biggest fan) but instead blame the PARENTS who take the laid back lazy attitude "Oh well, they will only go out and get it themselves!" Yeah, so do Heroine addicts! Except we have a nation full of over weight, sick children with health problems they should NEVER be developing at such a young age. Like DIABETES! Heart conditions, extreme obesity, and early gum disease/tooth loss! Try blaming it on McDonalds, Burger King and all the other easy ways to raise kids today instead of having REAL home made food like WE grew up with. And two parents working is NOT an excuse! My parents did it and so do many of my generation's friends. I have friends that run BUSINESSES and have the 1/2 hours' time to feed their children properly! It's so easy to blame everybody else!

Patricia Maureen Jones
Patricia Maureen Jones

Anticonvulsants, used to control seizures also rots a persons teeth. Not everyone with teeth problems have those problems because of diet issues. For you conservative republicans out there, let me talk your language for a minute. If you prevent dental problems to begin with, it is not nearly as expensive as when you wait for them to rot first, and then have to do root canals on everything, put caps in, or get dentures. I know, I had the effects in my own mouth of being on...

Anticonvulsants, used to control seizures also rots a persons teeth. Not everyone with teeth problems have those problems because of diet issues. For you conservative republicans out there, let me talk your language for a minute. If you prevent dental problems to begin with, it is not nearly as expensive as when you wait for them to rot first, and then have to do root canals on everything, put caps in, or get dentures. I know, I had the effects in my own mouth of being on anticonvulsants for seizures all my life, having it rot my teeth, and then not be able to go to the dentist for 10 years, because I was too poor to go to the dentist, and my state, Arizona, has decided that dental care and vison care for people on AHCCCS (our medicaid program), are extas and expendible.

Nancy Jean Ekola
Nancy Jean Ekola

Hi, I signed this Petition about the need for Dental Care for All Americans.
Please take a look. Thanks, nancy

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