America’s dental health crisis: Modern life causes more tooth decay, and care is increasingly unaffordable

America’s dental health crisis: Modern life causes more tooth decay, and care is increasingly unaffordable
Millions of Americans lack access to oral health care, and vulnerable communities are in desperate need of a solution. By Mary Otto for Nation of Change The light of a Friday morning in autumn gently touched the little town: the Farmers and Miners Bank, the grocery store with the hand-lettered signboard advertising sugar on sale, the squat ...

Millions of Americans Flood Into Mexico for Health Care — the Human Caravan You Haven’t Heard About

Millions of Americans Flood Into Mexico for Health Care — the Human Caravan You Haven’t Heard About
By Mark Provost for Truthout The Trump administration is trying to convey panic that there’s an immediate crisis on the southern border, pointing to caravans of desperate people who have traveled thousands of miles. It’s true that Latin and Central Americans are coming to the US fleeing violence and poverty, much of it caused by ...

Over half of Americans delay or don’t get health care because they can’t afford it—these 3 treatments get put off most

Over half of Americans delay or don't get health care because they can't afford it—these 3 treatments get put off most
By Shawn M. Carter for CNBC With open enrollment for many medical plans in full swing, health care is top of mind for millions of Americans. But health care is still too expensive for most: A majority of U.S. adults have to delay getting the care they need, or put it off completely, because they ...

Hospitals Are Leaving Rural America. Rural Americans Are Staying Put.

Hospitals Are Leaving Rural America. Rural Americans Are Staying Put.
By Debbie Weingarten for Talk Poverty Kendra Colburn spent a decade uninsured. During those years, she worked as a carpenter near her hometown in rural Vermont, earning just enough that she didn’t qualify for low-income health care, but not enough to afford health insurance on her own. While uninsured, she suffered two major work injuries ...