The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #122219   Message #2874448
Posted By: Little Hawk
29-Mar-10 - 03:58 AM
Thread Name: BS: Nationalized Healthcare, good? bad?
Subject: RE: BS: Nationalized Healthcare, good? bad?
One thing that should be done, by the way, to improve our Canadian system is this: it should include dental care!

At present it does not, except for emergency surgery in a hospital after, say, an auto accident.

Normal dental care is not covered at all, and it's a major yearly expense for most people, because dentists charge a hefty fee. My yearly dental costs, on average, probably exceed all the taxes I pay for all the other medical stuff I'm covered for by our national health plan....and that's just for getting my teeth checked and cleaned, the odd cavity or filling repair, nothing major.

There is simply no way that dental care should not be included in our national health plan, and I think it's disgraceful that it's not, so there is need for change here too. Another thing that should be fully covered, in my opinion, is chiropractic treatment.

Would including those add some more to my yearly taxes? Yes. But it would not add as much as I already pay myself out of my own pocket to the dentist and the chiropractor...because again, the cost would be spread around throughout the entire public. Would the level of service change? No. The same dentists would still be available in the same locations, I'd still go to the one I like the best, and nothing would change regarding my service, I'd just be paying less for it, that's all....and I wouldn't get financially blindsided if something requiring me to undergo major dental work came along.