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The five members of the Petty family wait for the doors to open as the outside temperature drops to -10 celsius. They have arrived early not to miss the opportunity to get free dental and optical care. .Remote Area Medical (RAM) was founded in 1985 to provide free health, dental and eye care in the developing world. However, as the US economy is suffering a serious recession these health services are increasingly becoming necessary at home. Now RAM provides 60% of its services in the US for the estimated 47 million Americans without health insurance..Over the weekend at Soft Shell in the mountains of eastern Kentucky, (in the nation's congressional district with the lowest life expectation) RAM serviced some 700 needy people. 95% of whom were provided with dental care or optical care.

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U.S. Health Care Crisis
The five members of the Petty family wait for the doors to open as the outside temperature drops to -10 celsius. They have arrived early not to miss the opportunity to get free dental and optical care. .Remote Area Medical (RAM) was founded in 1985 to provide free health, dental and eye care in the developing world. However, as the US economy is suffering a serious recession these health services are increasingly becoming necessary at home. Now RAM provides 60% of its services in the US for the estimated 47 million Americans without health insurance..Over the weekend at Soft Shell in the mountains of eastern Kentucky, (in the nation's congressional district with the lowest life expectation) RAM serviced some 700 needy people. 95% of whom were provided with dental care or optical care.