March 21st, 2013
We continue to follow counterproductive policies that push Oklahomans trying to escape addiction into a downward spiral, and the problem is growing more costly to taxpayers every year.
The stories shared that weekend reflected the reality that only about half of Oklahomans have dental insurance benefits. The other half must pay out-of-pocket or forgo regular care. In many cases, uninsured individuals suffer through dental pain for weeks, even months, before a free dental clinic might come to town.
-Delta Dental CEO John Gladden, describing a weekend free clinic that attracted more than 1,100 Oklahomans (Source: http://bit.ly/1tZGMbc)