Heather Getty of East Fairfield, Vt. can barely make it through her work day free of pain.
"I have a regular toothache probably a few times a week, every week," she said. "And I just take ibuprofen."
For more than a decade, the family center case worker and teen mom educator has needed her impacted wisdom teeth out, but can't afford it. "Dentistry's become a luxury," she sighed.
Getty said her insurance covers cleanings, but the deductibles for surgery are too much for the mother of four to pay. "We're the working poor," she added.
"In this great country of ours, we should not have people who are suffering," said Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.
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