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Facing rising dental costs, seniors head to Mexico

A street full of dental offices is seen in Los Algodones, Mexico, which sits on the border with California. Thousands of Americans and Canadians travel to Los Algodones each year for affordable and reliable dental work from dentists who speak English and sometimes accept U.S. insurance. The trip, even counting the travel cost, is often more affordable than getting dental care in the United States. (AP photo)

Mark Bolzern traveled 3,700 miles to go to the dentist. The 56-year-old Anchorage, Alaska, native left home this spring, made a pit stop in Las Vegas to pick up a friend, and kept heading south, all the way to Los Algodones, Mexico, a small border town teeming with dental offices.

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Strings definitely attached

Borrelli’s op-ed in today’s Republic (Aug. 31) shows that conservatives aren’t in lock-step on the idea of how best to resolve the K-12 funding lawsuit. Borrelli wrote that it’s time to resolve the lawsuit by “funding for our education system with true education dollars,” and said he will propose legislation to hike funding for schools by a total of $336 million annually.

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