Zaps of pain, like tiny shocks, bombarded her head. Susann Davis assumed it was a migraine, a seemingly minor annoyance when stacked against the crises she already faced.
In 2016, Ms. Davis lost her job in the hospitality industry. Soon after, she was diagnosed with stomach cancer. Then she learned she was being evicted from her apartment.
Luckily, Ms. Davis said in a recent interview, while early into unemployment she had consulted a friend, Katherine Earle, a Community Health Advocates counselor. Ms. Earle had helped her sign up for Medicaid.
“It was sort of like the universe intercepting,” said Ms. Davis, 46.
Community Health Advocates is operated by Community Service Society, one of the eight organizations supported by The New York Times Neediest Cases Fund. It helps clients traverse the complicated health care system, helping them access low-cost or free care, resolve medical billing issues and understand their health care rights.
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Medicaid covered all of Ms. Davis’s cancer treatments at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital from May to December 2016. She was also able to extend her time in her apartment.
During that time, Ms. Davis learned that the lightning sensations in her head were a result of damaged nerves from a botched root canal years earlier. To fix the damaged tooth, she required a dental implant, which cost ,718.63. Because it was considered a cosmetic procedure, it was not covered by her dental plan.
“Any sort of cosmetic when it comes to dental work should be included in your insurance,” Ms. Davis said. “It should be considered vital.”
Once more, Ms. Earle was able to help her friend, securing a grant from the Neediest Cases Fund so Ms. Davis could afford the dental procedure.
“I don’t think I could have done it on my own,” she said. “At my lowest period, they were there to help me.”
Of the money raised in the previous Neediest Cases Fund campaign, ,000 went to the Community Health Advocates program and helped people like Ms. Davis with health concerns.
“Access to dental service is our top need, the No. 1 service people call us for,” said Diane Spicer, supervising attorney of the Community Health Advocates program.
Many health insurance policies in New York State do not cover a wide array of dental services, or they will cover services only if a patient is in extreme need. Benefits are often capped at ,000 or ,000 each year, but fairly common procedures, such as root canals, crowns and dental implants, cost upward of ,000. So many people who cannot afford these costs neglect problems with their teeth, only to wind up in terrible pain or with missing teeth, leading to shame and stigma.
“If you’re missing a tooth, it doesn’t even matter if your job is in the hospitality service industry,” Ms. Davis said. “If you’re working where you have to meet people or anything that has to do with presentation, you still have to have teeth.”
Ms. Davis’s cancer has been in remission since 2016, and she has a new job in Atlanta.
For Robert Walker, a retired truck driver in the Bronx, an urbane appearance was less important than pain relief once he began having an issue with his teeth. Mr. Walker, 73, has diabetes, asthma and a heart condition, and he is on Medicaid.
In 2017, he required new dentures, specifically a bottom partial plate. The teeth underneath it had grown loose.
“Every time I’d bite down on my food, it would hurt my gums,” he said. “I had to eat nothing but soft foods, soups and stuff like that, mashed potatoes.”
Mr. Walker would need to have his teeth extracted and a full bottom plate put in to relieve the pain. His medical coverage would not cover the expenses. The cost of the dentures was more than ,000. Mr. Walker receives ,010 in Social Security Insurance each month.
“If it wasn’t for food stamps, I’d really be up a creek,” he said.
A dental clinic discount was given to him, but Mr. Walker was still 0 short. In late 2017, Community Health Advocates intervened with money from a Neediest grant to pay for the dentures.
“I’m eating peanuts now,” Mr. Walker said, adding, “I call myself blessed because there are a lot of seniors in worse shape than what I’m in.”
Those people, and countless others, are exactly why Community Health Advocates exists, Ms. Spicer said.
“This program helps real-life people every single day,” she said. “It helps people who are sick, poor or just don’t understand. We keep people out of bankruptcy. We help real-life people access care.”B:
鬼谷子四肖八码“【林】【御】，【这】【次】【你】【可】【出】【尽】【风】【头】【啦】！【也】【许】【从】【明】【天】【开】【始】，【咱】【们】【都】【成】【名】【人】【了】【也】【说】【不】【准】！” 【弗】【兰】【特】【一】【边】【说】【着】，【一】【边】【挥】【剑】【斩】【下】【一】【头】【失】【去】【了】【抵】【抗】【能】【力】，【但】【尚】【未】【死】【去】【的】【三】【臂】【水】【鬼】【的】【头】【颅】。 【这】【玩】【意】【就】【是】【他】【们】【以】【前】【遇】【见】【过】【的】【八】【臂】【水】【鬼】【进】【阶】【版】，【在】【晋】【升】【为】【史】【诗】【之】【后】，【八】【臂】【退】【化】，【仅】【仅】【留】【下】【了】【最】【基】【本】【的】【左】【右】【双】【臂】。 【乍】【一】【看】【这】【玩】【意】【和】【最】【弱】
【水】【木】【大】【学】！ 【依】【然】【是】【熟】【悉】【的】【女】【生】【寝】【室】！ 【当】【苏】【望】【出】【现】【在】【女】【生】【寝】【室】【楼】【下】【的】【时】【候】，【相】【比】【起】【以】【往】，【这】【一】【次】，【进】【进】【出】【出】【的】【女】【生】【都】【会】【将】【目】【光】【给】【投】【向】【苏】【望】，【不】【少】【女】【生】【眼】【神】【中】【都】【有】【着】【异】【样】【的】【神】【态】。 “【以】【前】【没】【注】【意】，【现】【在】【仔】【细】【一】【看】【发】【现】【苏】【望】【也】【挺】【帅】【的】【呢】。” “【是】【啊】，【苏】【望】【是】【属】【于】【那】【种】【耐】【看】【型】【的】。” “【耐】【看】【那】【就】【上】【了】，【这】【可】
“【咣】。” 【厚】【重】【的】【车】【门】【关】【闭】，【豪】【华】【房】【车】【之】【内】，【我】【和】【一】【双】【眼】【睛】，【遥】【遥】【相】【对】。 【此】【时】【此】【刻】，【距】【离】【我】【们】【从】【邙】【山】【深】【处】【脱】【困】，【已】【经】【过】【去】【了】【一】【个】【多】【月】【时】【间】。 【在】【面】【对】【美】【女】【蛇】【队】【长】【的】【时】【候】，【有】【种】【不】【一】【样】【的】【感】【觉】。 【她】【的】【伤】【全】【都】【恢】【复】【了】，【面】【容】【变】【得】【更】【加】【俏】【丽】，【似】【乎】【身】【材】【也】【变】【得】【更】【加】【丰】【满】。【但】【是】【她】【看】【我】【的】【眼】【神】，【却】【有】【些】【不】【对】。 【我】【有】【种】【毫】【无】【道】
【车】【子】【在】【电】【视】【塔】【前】【停】【下】。 【众】【人】【迅】【速】【下】【车】，【冲】【进】【了】【电】【视】【塔】【内】。 “【这】【一】【次】【你】【又】【想】【出】【了】【什】【么】【神】【仙】【计】【划】？”【蒋】【威】【丞】【问】【道】。 “【我】【之】【前】【有】【看】【过】【守】【夜】【人】【的】【图】【纸】。【你】【们】【知】【道】【这】【个】【家】【伙】【最】【大】【的】【弱】【点】【在】【哪】【里】【吗】？” 【乐】【正】【潇】【说】。 【众】【人】【连】【连】【摇】【头】。 “【动】【力】【核】【心】。” 【乐】【正】【潇】【说】， “【这】【玩】【意】【身】【上】【的】【装】【甲】【厚】【得】【你】【们】【难】【以】【想】
“【哎】，【真】【乖】。” 【像】，【真】【像】。 【江】【父】【瞧】【着】【眼】【前】【的】【小】【家】【伙】，【喜】【欢】【得】【不】【得】【了】，【这】【模】【子】，【简】【直】【就】【跟】【江】【夜】【之】【小】【的】【时】【候】【一】【模】【一】【样】，【说】【不】【是】【亲】【父】【子】【可】【都】【没】【人】【信】。 【这】【情】【报】【果】【然】【准】，【没】【想】【到】【自】【己】【还】【没】【到】【五】【十】【呢】，【就】【已】【经】【有】【了】【这】【么】【大】【个】【孙】【子】【了】。 【以】【后】【就】【能】【跟】【周】【围】【的】【朋】【友】【们】【好】【好】【炫】【耀】【炫】【耀】【了】。 “【你】【叫】【涵】【涵】【是】【吗】？”【江】【父】【尝】【试】【着】鬼谷子四肖八码“【就】【咱】【们】【两】【个】【人】？？” 【楚】【天】【河】【皱】【起】【了】【眉】【头】，【他】【有】【点】【不】【敢】【相】【信】【柳】【志】【雄】【嘴】【里】【说】【出】【的】【话】。 【一】【个】【完】【全】【不】【靠】【谱】，【不】【知】【道】【出】【于】【什】【么】【原】【因】【当】【上】【大】【队】【长】【的】【业】【余】【警】【察】。 【一】【个】【虽】【然】【很】【靠】【谱】，【但】【是】【真】【的】【没】【什】【么】【刑】【侦】【方】【面】【的】【经】【验】，【最】【多】【只】【看】【了】【几】【百】【集】【柯】【南】【的】【武】【馆】【馆】【主】。 【就】【算】【是】【个】【瞎】【子】【都】【能】【看】【出】【来】，【这】【样】【的】【组】【合】【去】【破】【案】，【简】【直】【和】【去】【送】
【再】【次】【出】【现】【在】【幽】【冥】【宫】【殿】【内】，【洛】【厚】【发】【现】【情】【况】【有】【点】【奇】【怪】，【并】【没】【有】【想】【象】【中】【的】【欢】【迎】，【也】【没】【有】【所】【谓】【的】【翘】【首】【以】【盼】。【阎】【小】【罗】【和】【聂】【小】【倩】【这】【两】【个】【小】【妮】【子】，【在】【办】【公】【桌】【前】【不】【知】【道】【抱】【着】【个】【手】【机】【在】【干】【什】【么】，【而】【才】【回】【归】【的】【钟】【馗】，【此】【时】【也】【正】【拿】【着】【个】【手】【机】，【不】【知】【道】【在】【做】【什】【么】。 “【纳】【尼】，【难】【道】【发】【生】【了】【大】【事】【不】【成】，【怎】【么】【都】【抱】【着】【手】【机】【不】【放】！！” 【洛】【厚】【正】【想】【说】【要】
【倪】【小】【寒】【一】【个】【大】【白】【眼】【丢】【给】【自】【己】【母】【亲】，【疼】【的】【死】【去】【活】【来】，【她】【发】【泄】【怒】【火】【的】【说】：“【还】【想】【让】【我】【生】【门】【都】【没】【有】！” “【你】【给】【我】【生】【的】【呀】？【将】【来】【你】【老】【了】【依】【靠】，【我】【靠】【的】【着】【吗】？【没】【有】【儿】【子】【以】【后】【你】【们】【老】【了】，【房】【子】，【茶】【馆】，【那】【么】【多】【的】【财】【产】【留】【给】【谁】【呢】？【让】【女】【婿】【占】【了】【便】【宜】【去】？【你】【怎】【么】【那】【么】【傻】？” 【倪】【小】【寒】【本】【来】【就】【浑】【身】【疼】，【又】【被】【母】【亲】【气】【的】【怒】【火】【中】【烧】，【偏】【偏】【这】
【砰】【砰】【砰】！ 【俩】【人】【又】【交】【手】【在】【了】【一】【起】。 【凭】【借】【着】【气】【与】【神】【识】【的】【感】【应】，【王】【昊】【已】【经】【利】【于】【不】【败】【之】【地】【了】。 【在】【打】【斗】【的】【过】【程】【中】，【王】【昊】【的】【手】【机】【突】【然】【响】【了】。 “【南】【海】【地】【区】【出】【现】【蛟】【龙】，【是】【蛟】【龙】【渡】【劫】，【也】【许】【有】【你】【需】【要】【的】【内】【丹】。” 【看】【到】【信】【息】【的】【一】【瞬】【间】，【王】【昊】【直】【接】【就】【炸】【了】。 【嘭】！ 【只】【见】【王】【昊】【全】【身】【血】【红】，【那】【种】【危】【机】【感】【和】【压】【迫】【感】，【让】【场】【上】