I live in east tn, and even though it is well known that abscesses if left untreated can kill, you couldn't get dental help (if you are over the magic number of 19) if your life depended on it, and people will let you die. There have been many instances of that happening in the last few years, sadly. My favorite I heard from our local health department, the blount county branch, was "contact your mayor." I am on the low end pay scale of SSD..... yes I paid into the evil system, and they pay me pittance back!...and really had no choice than to do so!, and even though I have eight auto immune disorders, including lupus, which an insect bite can turn fatal at any given time, I cannot find any dentist in all of east tn that will at the least just pull the thing and bill me a hundred bucks to be paid in blood....I promise it will be paid and maybe a bonus of a huge pus pocket too! Seriously though, itt disgust me that in a country that has a bloated government, the citizens cannot even get relieve from a life threatening tooth abscess. Yeah, yeah! I know! I am responsible for myself, and never mind that lupus is caused by environmental factors that again, I have no control over, thanks to a corrupt and greedy government! WHERE'S THOSE TRILLIONS WE KEEP LOSING, PENTAGON? I could use a few hundred bucks of it, so get to work and find it NOW! or better yet, billions are "lost' by our military in Afghanistan on a monthly basis. OOPS! Hmmm maybe I could go find some of that to pay for my needed extraction that I cannot afford, since I paid it all into the SS administration for thirty years, but cannot get it back! Many more of us each week/month becomes more fed up and we are faced with the reality that we have overfed a monster marriage made in hell, called government/corporation. May all their teeth rot out, and they too will have no dental!
Another great list!!! Great Job! :-)