Virginia dentist's compassion stands out in a state that won't expand Medicaid
For more than half a century, kids in Virginia with bad teeth and poor families have had somewhere to go.
Their parents - immigrants, minimum-wage laborers, the unemployed - usually found Gerald Frank through the grapevine. And they spread the word about his modest dental office. At 75, he's been an oasis of compassion in a state that refuses to expand Medicaid to 400,000 Virginians who desperately need health care insurance.