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deFaultLine Donating Member (115 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-19-06 11:20 AM
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Edited on Fri May-19-06 11:20 AM by deFaultLine
Health care for the poor in the US is dismal and even health care insurance won't cover many basic needs. Try reading the fine print of one for an exclusion for all sorts of things that aren't covered.

What's ironic here is that while the British have better health, dental disease like gingivitis has been linked to heart disease.
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  -British pull their own teeth out with pliers because of dentist shortage NotGivingUp  May-19-06 08:10 AM   #0 
  - Wait till they need a vasectomy!!  paparush   May-19-06 08:12 AM   #1 
  - Now I don't care who you are, that right there is funny!....n/t  WestSeattle2   May-19-06 11:04 AM   #70 
  - :-)  paparush   May-19-06 01:14 PM   #88 
  - Pretty scary!  NotGivingUp   May-19-06 01:42 PM   #90 
  - Where did you read that/do you have a link? Thanks. nt  babylonsister   May-19-06 08:12 AM   #2 
  - Big headline in St. Pete Times. I'll post link.  NotGivingUp   May-19-06 08:14 AM   #6 
     - Ok. When??  katinmn   May-19-06 08:21 AM   #11 
        - the NY Times has a similar (or the same) story  Freddie Stubbs   May-19-06 08:38 AM   #24 
  - Link? This is astounding if true.  katinmn   May-19-06 08:13 AM   #3 
  - Sorry...got a phone call...here's link in case you didn't see it  NotGivingUp   May-19-06 08:36 AM   #22 
     - Thanks.  katinmn   May-19-06 09:25 AM   #45 
  - Dentists have hard time getting teeth out, can you imagine...  NJ_Lib   May-19-06 08:13 AM   #4 
  - Which paper?  MH1   May-19-06 08:14 AM   #5 
  - New York Times  Freddie Stubbs   May-19-06 08:41 AM   #27 
  - I know a girl in New York State who did that, but she ended up crushing  DS1   May-19-06 08:15 AM   #7 
  - They have dentists in Britain  Warpy   May-19-06 08:15 AM   #8 
  - Original story in New York Times, 2nd May  muriel_volestrangler   May-19-06 08:35 AM   #21 
  - i think you're right......where's a clothespin?!  NotGivingUp   May-19-06 09:02 AM   #40 
  - Did they also find the CATS in the microwave?  skiddlybop   May-19-06 08:16 AM   #9 
  - It's not bullshit,  tenshi816   May-19-06 10:49 AM   #64 
  - and have you seen all the toothless and bad teeth in the u.s.  seabeyond   May-19-06 08:17 AM   #10 
  - BBC link to similar article:  FLDem5   May-19-06 08:24 AM   #12 
  - I couldn't either...i didn't look very long...googled and same article  NotGivingUp   May-19-06 08:30 AM   #20 
  - I couldn't find a link to the St. Petes paper  OhioBlues   May-19-06 08:24 AM   #13 
  - OK - the story may be true, but the situation is complicated.  Taxloss   May-19-06 08:24 AM   #14 
  - Sounds as though Dental Care in the NHS is being neglected on purpose.  Bridget Burke   May-19-06 08:47 AM   #34 
     - It's a bit like that.  Taxloss   May-19-06 09:21 AM   #44 
     - Blair: "easy access to an NHS dentist by 2001"  muriel_volestrangler   May-19-06 09:33 AM   #48 
        - One of the biggest failures of this government, IMHO.  Taxloss   May-19-06 09:36 AM   #50 
        - Ha! It's getting worse and worse.  tenshi816   May-19-06 10:38 AM   #61 
     - I believe you are right...I was reading similar at another site...  NotGivingUp   May-19-06 09:35 AM   #49 
     - Bingo.  tenshi816   May-19-06 10:32 AM   #60 
  - yeah thank god we have such excellent dental care for the poor here  elehhhhna   May-19-06 08:24 AM   #15 
  - It is not worse here than in  Jayhawk Lib   May-19-06 08:47 AM   #32 
     - When I had dental insurance and needed to get in for broken fillings,  havocmom   May-19-06 09:42 AM   #53 
     - Not better in England  Jayhawk Lib   May-19-06 03:14 PM   #95 
     - According to this link  Jayhawk Lib   May-19-06 03:17 PM   #97 
     - Can you back that up w/ stats...a link? Dental care quality is very good  elehhhhna   May-19-06 12:39 PM   #82 
     - One link here  Jayhawk Lib   May-19-06 03:12 PM   #94 
        - Fine...but! From your linK  elehhhhna   May-19-06 03:22 PM   #99 
           - Oh man, are you kidding me!!!  sandnsea   May-19-06 03:27 PM   #101 
           - You are wanting to ration  Jayhawk Lib   May-19-06 03:28 PM   #102 
              - It IS ALREADY rationed  sandnsea   May-19-06 03:41 PM   #105 
              - "Ration" ? Karl?  elehhhhna   May-19-06 05:07 PM   #108 
     - My dentists work 4 days a week  sandnsea   May-19-06 03:25 PM   #100 
        - My dentist works 4 days  Jayhawk Lib   May-19-06 03:34 PM   #103 
           - No no  sandnsea   May-19-06 03:38 PM   #104 
           - I don't understand that last part about pulling a tooth.  elehhhhna   May-19-06 05:07 PM   #109 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   May-19-06 08:24 AM   #16 
  - You may want to read the whole thread  OhioBlues   May-19-06 08:38 AM   #23 
  - !  Blue State Native   May-19-06 08:46 AM   #31 
  - When I posted I was the end of the thread. There was no link  Raster   May-19-06 08:53 AM   #35 
     - I posted a link myself before your first post  OhioBlues   May-19-06 08:56 AM   #36 
     - No, according to the time stamps we posted at THE SAME TIME  Raster   May-19-06 09:00 AM   #37 
        - Please lighten up  OhioBlues   May-19-06 09:10 AM   #41 
     - It took me but a few seconds to click google news and find it  The Straight Story   May-19-06 10:27 AM   #59 
  - Here is a link to the story  Freddie Stubbs   May-19-06 08:41 AM   #26 
  - What's your problem??? Several links have been posted. Here it is again  NotGivingUp   May-19-06 10:42 AM   #62 
  - A story in the Times describes one person doing this.  Karmadillo   May-19-06 08:27 AM   #17 
  - It's in the New York Times too. Here's the link  NotGivingUp   May-19-06 08:28 AM   #18 
  - But dentists have been privatised in the UK!  Kipling   May-19-06 08:30 AM   #19 
  - ...people with bleeding gums where they've ripped their teeth out,"  NotGivingUp   May-19-06 08:39 AM   #25 
  - It sure is  SOS   May-19-06 09:30 AM   #47 
  - dental coverage isn't part of medicare anyway...  QuestionAll   May-19-06 08:43 AM   #28 
  - there are still public dentists...49% adults & 63% children registered  NotGivingUp   May-19-06 08:46 AM   #30 
  - Who knew the British had dentists?  theboss   May-19-06 08:46 AM   #29 
  - My grandfather has done this  wicket   May-19-06 08:47 AM   #33 
  - Reminds me of the 3 Stooges episode  LiberalEsto   May-19-06 09:01 AM   #38 
  - Hmmm, a number of things occur to me about this story--  lulu in NC   May-19-06 09:01 AM   #39 
  - my friend's daughter (they live in England) got braces...  bleedingheart   May-19-06 09:43 AM   #54 
     - Braces aren't free in the UK anymore  tenshi816   May-19-06 11:03 AM   #69 
     - I think here, too, they're waiting longer to put braces on kids--  lulu in NC   May-19-06 11:45 AM   #75 
     - my son has expanders in his mouth...  bleedingheart   May-19-06 12:21 PM   #80 
     - I had palate expansion done at 16  TorchTheWitch   May-19-06 03:02 PM   #93 
  - They should have included photos of U.S. citizens who cannot afford  NotGivingUp   May-19-06 09:17 AM   #42 
  - Not much better here...We have (quite expensive) employer-provided  AzDar   May-19-06 09:20 AM   #43 
  - The co-pays always seem to be higher than what the entire  NotGivingUp   May-19-06 09:25 AM   #46 
  - Hell, I tried that. Couldn't get it to work  havocmom   May-19-06 09:38 AM   #51 
  - Millions in the US have no Dental Coverage at all and go without  bleedingheart   May-19-06 09:41 AM   #52 
  - yep...mainstream media great at over-dramatizing and pointing  NotGivingUp   May-19-06 09:46 AM   #56 
  - that is exactly what they are doing...  bleedingheart   May-19-06 09:59 AM   #58 
  - Dental coverage here SUCKS!  gatorboy   May-19-06 09:48 AM   #57 
  - In the US, if you have money, you can afford to keep all your teeth  raccoon   May-19-06 10:51 AM   #66 
  - I have met a lot of folks who need dentures but can't afford them  bleedingheart   May-19-06 12:22 PM   #81 
  - I can't find the link now but read about DIY tooth extraction here, too  Gormy Cuss   May-19-06 12:52 PM   #84 
     - definitely  marions ghost   May-19-06 01:21 PM   #89 
  - "British Dental Association said dentistry was chronically underfunded...  NotGivingUp   May-19-06 09:44 AM   #55 
  - "Future dentists paid to stay away"....British Nursing News  NotGivingUp   May-19-06 10:49 AM   #63 
  - I would bet  StellaBlue   May-19-06 10:49 AM   #65 
  - Thanks for the input! It's really amazing when you hear first-hand  NotGivingUp   May-19-06 10:54 AM   #67 
  - A lot of things about this country suck  StellaBlue   May-19-06 11:00 AM   #68 
  - If it is so bad here  Jayhawk Lib   May-19-06 03:51 PM   #106 
     - So now DUERS are using the old "love it or leave it"?!?!?!  StellaBlue   May-19-06 05:13 PM   #111 
        - Best luck getting back  Jayhawk Lib   May-19-06 05:50 PM   #112 
  - Good Lord, how much does it cost in the States then?  tenshi816   May-19-06 11:09 AM   #71 
  - My colleagues and I went to a dentist in Chelmsford  StellaBlue   May-19-06 11:12 AM   #72 
  - Your dentist charged less than mine,  tenshi816   May-19-06 11:37 AM   #74 
  - Not that expensive here  ottomattic   May-19-06 02:02 PM   #91 
     - Exactly. People always describe the NHS  tenshi816   May-19-06 04:00 PM   #107 
  - re:  deFaultLine   May-19-06 11:20 AM   #73 
  - There's a real lack of NHS dentists in some areas  ikri   May-19-06 12:08 PM   #76 
  - ha...I sure there are plenty of Americans who do the same  recoveringrepublican   May-19-06 12:11 PM   #77 
  - There's always been a shortage of dentists in the UK  GoneOffShore   May-19-06 12:11 PM   #78 
  - My brother was reading this thread...he was too embarrassed to post....  NotGivingUp   May-19-06 12:15 PM   #79 
  - I wonder how many people do that here  DearAbby   May-19-06 12:47 PM   #83 
  - Not according to my daughter, who lives there  Disorganized   May-19-06 12:54 PM   #85 
  - I wonder how many in the US do the same thing.....  RedEarth   May-19-06 12:57 PM   #86 
  - I spoke to a Vietnam veteran a few weeks ago  meganmonkey   May-19-06 03:14 PM   #96 
     - oh HELL No!  elehhhhna   May-19-06 05:09 PM   #110 
  - I just sent a letter to the St. Petersburg Times.....  NotGivingUp   May-19-06 01:11 PM   #87 
  - Great LTTE NotGivingUp!  KAZ   May-19-06 02:50 PM   #92 
  - My older Brother pulled his own tooth  Ksec   May-19-06 03:20 PM   #98 
  - I'm a dentist, as some of you may know...  PCIntern   May-19-06 06:21 PM   #113 
  - "I've seen grown men pull their own heads off..."  Arkham House   May-19-06 06:26 PM   #114 
 

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