Many are in severe pain, she said.
“Everybody that walks in the door is not poverty-stricken. They’re just in a bad situation at that point in time,” she said. “People drive up in these nice cars and say, ‘Hey, we just don’t have insurance. I just cannot afford $200 to $300 when I walk in the door’” at a dentist’s office.
Even for those do have insurance, high-deductible plans that require big out-of-pocket payments can put some services out of reach, Bond said"
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