Gov: Health Care

Man Dies From Toothache Couldn’t Afford Meds

A 24-year-old Cincinnati father died from a tooth infection this week because he couldn’t afford his medication, offering a sobering reminder of the importance of oral health and the number of people without access to dental or health care.

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Tennessee Unemployed Face Few Insurance Options

Private insurance premiums for families rose nine percent this year, according to a report released last week. For families trying to survive on unemployment checks, food stamps or part-time, low-pay work, affording private insurance becomes next to impossible.

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