The Spark

the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

Free Dental Clinic Turns Away Thousands

Sep 15, 2014

There was a free dental clinic at the University of Maryland early in September. First come, first served. One thousand people were turned away just on the first day.

Most health insurance, including Medicare, does not cover teeth. So there is an enormous need. Teeth are part of our bodies and an important part of our digestive system. Dental care, which is a necessity, is being treated like a luxury.