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cliffdweller
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quote:
Originally posted by Crœsos:

*I've been told that it's impolite to accurately describe the consequences of Republican "health care" bills, but I've never gotten a good explanation as to why this is so.

This.


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Brenda Clough
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I found the long detailed article from the Post about the availability of dental care in the US. Non-Americans, tell me if it's as bad where you are.

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Boogie

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This is the position in the UK.

Here is a longer fact sheet about charges for those not children or on low incomes.

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Alan Cresswell

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quote:
Originally posted by Boogie:
This is the position in the UK.

The pedant in me wants to point out that that's the position in England. Things are different in Scotland, and maybe the other nations.

In Scotland the basis for free treatment is basically the same, but the cost that could be charged for treatment are different (it, approximately, works out much cheaper for checkups and routine preventative work, but more expensive for major work - which incentivises going for checkups and getting simple preventative work done before needing anything major). Of course, we don't pay any prescription charges either.

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[ 01. October 2017, 00:33: Message edited by: Horseman Bree ]

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Ian Climacus

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quote:
Originally posted by Brenda Clough:
I found the long detailed article from the Post about the availability of dental care in the US. Non-Americans, tell me if it's as bad where you are.

I was rather shocked by non-fluoridated water, as well as the main thrust. Heartbreaking stories.

Here in Oz dental services for adults are usually pay-as-you-go; I pay around $140 to see a dentist for a check-up and clean, and get $80-$100 back[*] as part of my private health insurance. The Commonwealth does give the states some money for some subsidised adult treatments [though not enough], and children aged 2-7 get $1,000 for non-orthodontic/cosmetic dental treatment every 2 years. I'm not quite sure how it all works in detail to be honest.

[*]I could get 100% if I went to my Health Fund's dental centre, but there is not one near me to make me go given I'd paid more than $60 to get there.

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And "Time's up: As CHIP expires unrenewed, Congress blows a chance to save healthcare for 9 million children" (LA Times).

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