Thursday, July 30, 2009

ObamaCare™ Today: 7.4 Million in Britain Can't See a Dentist


Another success story for government-run health care! The UK charity network Citizen's Advice reported last year that "7.4 million citizens could not get access to a government (NHS) dentist."

Millions of adults in England and Wales haven’t been to an NHS dentist since April 2006 mainly because they couldn’t find one to treat them, says new research carried out for national charity Citizens Advice as it urges Primary Care Trusts to spend newly allocated resources to improve access.

...It was mentioned by 31% of respondents in England and Wales who have not been to an NHS dentist since April 2006. This is the equivalent of approximately 7.4 million people who have not been to an NHS dentist since April 2006 because of difficulties in finding one. Of these, the equivalent of approximately 4.7 million have sought private treatment instead and the equivalent of approximately 2.7 million have gone without treatment altogether...

...A [charity] in North Yorkshire reported a pensioner on a low income who needed emergency dental treatment in hospital. They advised her she would need further treatment and would need to find an NHS dentist. There were two available in the area but both have 12 month waiting lists...

Gee, socialized medicine sounds great, don't you think so?

Greedy British. How many teeth do they think a person needs?