“A 24 year old father dies of a toothache… because…”

Via elephant journal
on Sep 3, 2011
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^Ah, the good ol’days.


Kyle Willis, a 24-year-old unemployed father of one from Cincinnati, passed away last week from an easily treatable tooth infection because he didn’t have health insurance and couldn’t afford a simple tooth extraction.

With thanks for the sad, tragic, horrible tip to Reddit:

“A 24-year-old father dies of a tooth ache…because he didn’t have insurance. The uninsured in America are 40% more likely to die compared with their insured counterparts.”

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4 Responses to ““A 24 year old father dies of a toothache… because…””

  1. EBlue says:

    Wait, why are people who don't have insurance not bartering services and/or taking emergency trips when necessary? You wont have debt when you're dead!

  2. veggiegirl says:

    Like roads, conservation areas etc some things should be government run and not at the mercy of business bottom lines where people are denied essential care based on poverty, 'pre-existing' conditions etc http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jng4TnKqy6A

  3. ABC says:

    why did he use the money he had for the pain meds and not to fight the infection?

  4. stupid people says:

    To=ABC says the meds are eight bucks over the counter idiot. Get antibiotics you need doctor visit and prescription.