Howdy there Papa Bear.
I got a huge problem. A four root canals problem. I make very little income in the state of VA, and most my money goes towards bills, debt, and food. I've been terrified for my life. These oral problems can lead to heart disease and other health issues. I have been denied loans, or not offered enough money out of loans for debt consolidation so I can put money out for the dental work. I'm most certainly not willing to get another credit card. The debt would crush me down even further, and my options keep me bouncing back and forth. Either living miserably poor or possibly dying. I'm pushing myself I think to wait for something amazing to happen. I am unable to afford dental insurance to get the appropriate coverage I need, and my work place doesn't provide any benefits. I've been hunting for a job with benefits and more pay, but in today's market it's tough to scramble to the top without an "education". So, my question is, with facing all these roadblocks and limited options, is there any way to receive dental assistance? I've been feeling really sick lately, and I don't think it's wise for me to leave this world yet. If you're able to give me a bump in the right direction, would be greatly appreciated.
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You are right to be concerned about your health regarding your teeth. Many people do not take proper care of their teeth, and this can lead to other serious health issues. Oral health is very important, and thank you for pointing that out in today’s letter.
Thanks to the fact that the United States is the most backward Western power in the world in terms of health care (and education), you now find yourself in a situation where you can’t just walk into a dentist’s office and get needed care. The government has completely let its citizens down in this respect.
Fortunately, there are people who still care out there. When I was living in Mason, Michigan, a kindly doctor opened up a free dental care place for people who couldn’t afford it. There are clinics like this in your state, too, Wulf.
Please visit The Virginia Association of Free Clinics online at http://www.vafreeclinics.org/index.asp and find a clinic near you. These clinics serve not only the unemployed but also the working poor, such as yourself.
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