Mom struggling to find oral surgeon who will accept her insurance

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Julianne Del Nero says her 19-year-old son is in pain and needs to have his wisdom teeth out.

“He’s already getting migraines and headaches, and it’s been profuse for a couple of months now,” she explained.

But Del Nero tells Target 12 she’s been looking for an oral surgeon for weeks and hasn’t been able to find one who will take her Medicaid. She said when she called her insurance company, they gave her a list of 30 surgeons who were supposed to take Medicaid.

“My son and I called every single one and not one would take him. Not one would even accept the medical,” she said.

Currently, Del Nero is the only working parent in the family and she’s now faced with a tough decision: pay upwards of $2,400 out of pocket or wait months to get her son into a local hospital, which

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Japan’s Worst Postwar Economic Downturn Could Force New Leader to Boost Stimulus | Investing News

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By Leika Kihara and Daniel Leussink

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s economy sank deeper into its worst postwar contraction in the second quarter as the coronavirus jolted businesses more than initially thought, underscoring the daunting task the new prime minister faces in averting a steeper recession.

Other data put that challenge in perspective, with household spending and wages falling in July as the impact of the pandemic kept consumption frail even after lockdown measures were lifted in May.

The world’s third-largest economy shrank an annualised 28.1% in April-June, more than a preliminary reading of a 27.8% contraction, revised gross domestic product (GDP) data showed on Tuesday, suffering its worst postwar contraction.

The data will put the new prime minister, to be elected in a ruling party leadership race on Sept. 14, under pressure to take bolder economic support measures.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga, the frontrunner to become next premier, has

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