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    Default matclone, lets check out this dental article, no offense spider

    For American dentists, times have never been better.

    The same cannot be said for Americans’ teeth.

    With dentists’ fees rising far faster than inflation and more than 100 million people lacking dental insurance, the percentage of Americans with untreated cavities began rising this decade, reversing a half-century trend of improvement in dental health. Previously unreleased figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that in 2003 and 2004, the most recent years with data available, 27 percent of children and 29 percent of adults had cavities going untreated. The level of untreated decay was the highest since the late 1980s and significantly higher than that found in a survey from 1999 to 2002.




    http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/11/bu...hp&oref=slogin

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    Default Re: matclone, lets check out this dental article, no offense spider

    Part of the on-going health crisis in America, and the divide between the haves and have-nots. I expect most of us take dental care for granted and work with others who manage to keep their teeth--because we have dental insurance or can afford to go if we have to. But if you go to certain parts of the country, you will see some different things.

    The article talks about the income of dentists but says nothing about the cut taken by dental insurance cos. and other middlemen and its role in rising costs. I wonder why?

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    The article conviniently mentions that "public sponsored" clinics are even worse since the wait is so long. Again, in Soviet Union I could go to a dental clinic any time and within an hour I would be checked out and treated by a doctor without a bill presented to me.

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    Default Re: matclone, lets check out this dental article, no offense spider

    I had good dental care in the military. In fact, they made us go. One time they took out two wisdom teeth at the same time and then said I couldn't go back to work that day but I felt fine. I was not billed either.

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    Have you ever had to wait in line for milk or bread?
    I will smash your face into a car windshield and then take your mother, Dorothy Mantooth, out to a nice seafood dinner and never call her again!

    Tell me about it, this morning, I woke up and I shit a squirrel, but what I can't get is the damn thing is still alive. So now, I've got a shit covered squirrel running around my office and I don't know what to name it.

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    Default Re: matclone, lets check out this dental article, no offense spider

    Quote Originally Posted by Champ Kind View Post
    Have you ever had to wait in line for milk or bread?
    Never! In fact maybe I had to wait in line for 10-15 minutes but you do that at any American supermarket to pay as well. In Russia they had these milk wagons on the street that sold milk specifically as well.

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    Default Re: matclone, lets check out this dental article, no offense spider

    Big, popular myths and Bill O'Reilly are apparently more reliable than personal testimony.

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    You can find many people in America that will tell you about America in a certain way that will make your skin crawl. One biggest advantage America had over Soviet Union is the propaganda machine. They go talk to dissident immigrants or go find people in line once in a while in Russia and paint a story for overall situation.

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    Those Soviet journalists could have a field day during Katrina. How about 1979 fuel shortage?

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