Situation in Dental Care Gets Critical
The situation in dental care of the United State is really disappointing and the US Federal Reserve is worried about it. The thing is that the access to affordable dental care has never been as limited as it is right now and the most vulnerable social layer appears to be low income families that cannot afford dental services at all. The report conducted by the Fed states that the situation in dental care has not changed for the last several decades resulting in lowing a number of people who can afford dental care.
Poor families can only make ends meet and they do not have money on any health services. This problem needs to be solved. Dentists consider that if the Federal Reserve is concerned, then there is a real problem in the health care system of the United States. The most popular reasons for the increased number of people that need affordable dental care are associated with the loss of a job or death of a breadwinner. Though there is Obamacare, people state that their greatest financial losses are related to medical emergencies that they cannot escape from.
The results of the survey show that people consider dental health services to be the most needed but they cannot afford them because of the cost. Professionals treat it as a great problem because oral health plays a great role in having sound overall health and if people do not get timely dental care, they have great risks of getting sick with other more serious diseases.
Dental health conditions are closely associated with heart conditions and diabetes. Millions of people appear in the hospital as a result of delayed dental care they could receive if there is any affordable access to it. According to the report, about 140 million people do not have any dental insurance but they have some benefits within their health plans.
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