- Owner of Mary Jane Burgers & Brew in Perryville to open new culinary concept in Cape (9/15/17)3
- Man accused of setting fire to Delta bar; posted photos of it burning on Facebook (9/17/17)5
- McClure man accused of leaving children in hot truck while gambling in casino (9/19/17)1
- How the story of one dog is helping others (9/14/17)1
- New boutique store advocates for special-needs people (9/19/17)
- Retailer may come to Jackson; rezoning needed first (9/17/17)2
- Eyewitnesses testify about fatal shooting; men were using drugs, alcohol (9/14/17)
- Jury finds Harris guilty of murder, 3 other counts (9/15/17)4
- Planet Fitness to anchor Town Plaza shopping center (9/18/17)2
- Mo. conservation agents help fight fires in western U.S. (9/15/17)
Help needed for dental care
To the editor:
Cross Trails Medical Centers, with the sliding scale based on income, could be a feasible partial solution to having so many on Medicaid. Apparently, though, many of the area dentists are against more funding, saying that Cross Trails Dental Clinics are costing them patients. It is ludicrous to believe that low-income people can pay $100 plus X-ray fees for a simple tooth extraction or several thousand dollars for dentures. Low-income people bite the bullet, go toothless and buy over-the-counter dental pain relievers. They can't go to regular dentists. Those dentists should be considered heartless mercenaries. Letters advocating more funding for Cross Trails, while tightening up income limits on Medicaid, should be sent to our politicians.
Marble Hill, Mo.