I am "covered" by an insurance outfit called, "Health Partners" which operates a Health and Dental Clinic in White Bear Lake, Minnesota.
After having a bunch of teeth pulled; now they tell me I need something called a "deep cleaning and planing." The cost: $1,200.00. And they say this isn't covered under my plan.
And then these bastards wonder why people are getting angry.
I told them I couldn't afford that so they told me to call the University of Minnesota's School of Dentistry.
The School of dentistry told me they would do it for about $900.00.
I told them that I couldn't afford that.
Their response--- and I quote exactly word for word:
"Too bad; you will just have to wait until you can come up with the money."
So much for health care under capitalism...
Just wait until you can come up with the money... it is all about money, money, money... or, to put it more succinctly: Profits! Profits! Profits!
Everything under this rotten capitalist system is driven by sheer greed in quest of the almighty dollar.
Here is the solution and it is very simple:
A National Public Health Care System.
General health, eyes, ears, dental, family planning and mental health... pre-natal to death. Everyone in; nobody left out. Health care provided based on need not how much you can pay.
Put all of the doctors and dentists and optometrists on the public payroll just like teachers and pay them the same thing. Provide them with a free education so they don't have to cry for forty years about how much they spent for college in spite of becoming multi-millionaires.
Public funding and financing instead of paying for these dirty rotten imperialist wars.
Public administration of the entire system.
A public health care center in every neighborhood and community instead of wasting our tax-dollars on over 800 military bases on foreign soil protecting Wall Street's interests and investments with profits derived from exploiting cheap labor and raping Mother Nature.
The hell with wasting any more time on this single-payer crap... even the Canadian health care system doesn't cover dental work.
We need to work up a national struggle for socialized health care... a National Public Health Care System that is no more controversial than public education.
The for-profit health care system has failed miserably... except for those who profit.