How do the middle class poor afford dental care?
A good friend has severe dental issues. Loose and fracturing teeth.
She’s in a lot of constant pain but she says she just learns to live with it. She has a good income. Most of it goes to mortgage and bills and she pays over $500/month for health insurance that is only catastrophic.
Her dental coverage doesn’t cover anything, unless she were to get into an accident. I’m afraid of losing her to an infection but she simply can’t afford to go to the dentist. All of her money goes to insurance and it seems that none of it comes back to her in the form of benefits. She doesn’t qualify for charity and she can’t afford co-payments. What the hell do people do?