While Snoozing In The Automobile Is The Rate Of A Physician Visit

When Sleeping In The Car Is The Price Of A Doctor VisitEnlarge this image toggle caption Sarah McCammon/NPR Sarah McCammon/NPRBroken teeth are all too often a punch line in conversations about poor people in rural places.
“Howard has mixed feelings about government involvement in health care, and she worries about people taking advantage of benefits.
The job barely pays enough to cover groceries, he said, and doesn’t come with health insurance or other benefits like dental care.
Howard was among scores of people who slept in their cars overnight in the high school parking lots waiting to receive medical care.
Over the years, she said she prioritized her children’s dental care over her own.

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