Monday, September 11, 2017

The MVNHS© Bites

Or, perhaps more accurately, gums. The British, never really known for their dental hygiene, seem to have reached a milestone:

"A couple in need of dental care say they had to pull out their own teeth because no NHS dentist will treat them."

This, by the way, is why Medicaid doesn't actually work, and why the newest crop of ObamaPlans are subpar as well: what good is health (or dental) insurance if you can't use it?

In the case of the Much Vaunted National Health System© vs molars, et al, there just aren't enough dentists to go around, and the ones still in practice aren't taking on new patients. This kind of self-dentistry, though, definitely seems over-the-top.

Still, what alternative did they have?

Oh, and Brits receive medical care for "free" but have what is essentially a co-pay for dental care visits. In England, that can run about $27.

And there's this:

"The vast majority of dentists are self-employed so the government doesn't pay our staff or our overheads like a hospital."

Imagine that...
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