I went to the dentist today after having ten years of no insurance. I found out that in those ten years of not seeing a dentist, I have ten cavities and need four teeth pulled. So if America was like the rest of the civilized world and had universal healthcare here is what I would have cost:
20 cleanings at $100 a piece = 2000 dollars.
However, with privatized healthcare that left me uninsured for so long I will now cost the system:
$3,000 for just the cavities alone and I’ll need to wait a year because my insurance will be maxed. Plus the cost of surgery for the teeth pulling.
With universal healthcare, I would cost less and have a higher quality of life. With private healthcare, I will cost more and probably have to wait years to get everything fixed.