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Health care is a human right

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Though Alyce Driver worked three jobs, none of them provided health insurance. Regular teeth cleaning and yearly physicals for her five children were a luxury she could not afford. One day, her 12-year-old son Deamonte complained of a headache. Seven weeks later, he was dead.

The diagnosis? An abscessed tooth.

While death from tooth decay may have been common in the Middle Ages, this was 2007.

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