... imagine if you had a mouthful of rotten teeth, or no teeth at all. The New York Times has a gripping story on the state of dental care in Kentucky, which leads the country in people without teeth. I know Arkansas last year moved to increase Medicaid dental coverage, but I suspect many of the conditions reported in this article are replicated here.
Unrelated, but another real downer, is the story of an elderly man cleaned out of his life savings by a young woman. It's a takeoff about the rise in lawsuits by elderly arguing they are entitled to some legal protection on account of diminishing abilities.