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The healthcare gap: how can a child die of toothache in the US?

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When a 12-year-old boy lost his life as a result of an untreated tooth abscess in Maryland in 2007, his story revealed how hard it can be for people on low incomes to get the dental care they are entitled to On 11 January 2007, about 30 miles from Baltimore, a boy named Deamonte Driver a normally energetic child came home from school not feeling well. He kept complaining of a headache, his mother, Alyce Driver, said. His grandmother took him to Southern Maryland Hospital Center, not far from semi-rural Brandywine, where his grandparents red-and-white trailer home stood in the […]
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