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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

Alicia Guilford
Alicia Guilford

I can tell you, not ALL of the medical profession is only in it for the money. There are much easier ways to make money and not spend 100s of thousands of dollars getting there. As a family physician, I am more concerned with the health and well-being of my patients than I am with how much I get paid to take care of them. Family doctors are the lowest paid in the medical profession almost accross the board. I new this when I chose my specialty and I still wouldn't do anything else. Most...

I can tell you, not ALL of the medical profession is only in it for the money. There are much easier ways to make money and not spend 100s of thousands of dollars getting there. As a family physician, I am more concerned with the health and well-being of my patients than I am with how much I get paid to take care of them. Family doctors are the lowest paid in the medical profession almost accross the board. I new this when I chose my specialty and I still wouldn't do anything else. Most new family physicians also have to worry about how they will pay back their ever increasing school loan debt with medicare/medicaid cuts to reimbursement, which is also an issue for dentists. I agree, insurance is way too expensive and something must be done, especially when the companies don't give your doctor nearly what you expect with how much you pay them. Something, therefore, must also be done to improve payment for physicians, especially those who spend time with their patients. One of the best ways I've heard is to force Congress members to give up their health and dental benefits and force them to purchase their own. I wonder how fast things might change then?

Jayne Dehahn
Jayne Dehahn

The cost of Dental care in USA is outrageous! I needed dentures and I had to pay cash up front to get them! they offer no payment plans. I didn't qualify for medicare benifits because I was working. Now I know that I probably could have saved my teeth and many of them were not bad , but seeing as it was so expensive to have them repaired and I could never afford it , I opted to just have them all extracted once and for all! I had to move from my rent and live with a friend , thus saving...

The cost of Dental care in USA is outrageous! I needed dentures and I had to pay cash up front to get them! they offer no payment plans. I didn't qualify for medicare benifits because I was working. Now I know that I probably could have saved my teeth and many of them were not bad , but seeing as it was so expensive to have them repaired and I could never afford it , I opted to just have them all extracted once and for all! I had to move from my rent and live with a friend , thus saving every extra cent to go towards the payment of my teeth. It took me 6 monthes to save up the cash they wanted for extractions and dentures! I was lucky that I could do this as most people don't have this option!

Cyndi McGee
Cyndi McGee

Dental Insurance use to be affordable for even the poor, what happen? Teeth is very much part of being healthy and living, no one in gov gives a crap about health issues any more, if they did they wouldn't be attaching another bill with another bill , one you believe in and want to support and then the other bill you don't want to support! what's up with that / crazy.
you can't even make payment arrangement with Dentist for a emergency, they want you to fill out a care credit card with 29%...

Dental Insurance use to be affordable for even the poor, what happen? Teeth is very much part of being healthy and living, no one in gov gives a crap about health issues any more, if they did they wouldn't be attaching another bill with another bill , one you believe in and want to support and then the other bill you don't want to support! what's up with that / crazy.
you can't even make payment arrangement with Dentist for a emergency, they want you to fill out a care credit card with 29% inter, then some people don't have enough credit or bad credit because of health issues.
No Doctor, hospital or health places should be able to report that to a credit agent to give people bad credit in the first place!

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