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.
Published by aaronfrale
Aaron Frale has been writing comedy for years. He won "Best Writer" as co-writer for a feature film called Hamlet: The Vampire Slayer at the B-Movie Film Fest in New York. You can check out an in depth review of Hamlet from the film critic Obscurus Lupa. Various plays, sketches, and films written by Aaron have been lurking about the Albuquerque scene. In May 2010 he received a Masters of Fine Arts in Dramatic Writing from the University of New Mexico. Music is another one of his past times. His rock band, Spiral, was rated 9 out of 10 by the DPRP for their 2011 release The Capital in Ruins. He currently resides with his wife, Felicia, and a small black dog that thinks he is a giant black dog.. Check out his personal humor blog at: https://wontchangetheworld.com/ and his rock band: http://thespiral.bandcamp.com/
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