Thursday, January 22, 2009

Counterpoint: A plan to cover all Minnesotans

Counterpoint: A plan to cover all Minnesotans:

Minnesota is 98% fluoridated: "More than a million Minnesotans lack access to dental care. Last year, there were 22,000 emergency-room visits for dental problems. Untreated tooth decay can eventually develop into a painful tooth abscess. This leads to a trip to the ER, where patients get antibiotics to stop the infection and are told to see their dentist in the morning. Because they have no dentist, the costly cycle repeats itself, with taxpayers picking up the tab."