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A new poll from CBS news shows that a majority of American support the government spending money to provide more and better dental care for children, but support drops quite a bit if they are asked whether taxes should be raised to pay for it.
Spending tax dollars to provide dental care to children who cannot afford it, either through economic hardship or lack of dental insurance, is supported by 73 percent of Americans, according to the poll. Interestingly, this number is less than support for health care in general, which clocks in at 80 percent support.
That support melts away in the harsh light of higher taxes, however. Only 51 percent of respondents said they support spending more on children if it means higher taxes for themselves.
Parents are putting off much needed dental care. According to the poll, 13 percent of the parents surveyed have delayed taking their children to the dentist in the past 6 months.
Communities are struggling to decide how to provide for underserved populations. Louisiana recently had a heated debate in the state legislature about providing mobile dental clinics to schools with children unable to afford dental care.
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