Thursday, July 02, 2009

Englishman Pulls His Own Teeth Out

Because he couldn't find a dentist who took NHS patients. Whatever the hell NHS means. Look it up yourselves, you lazy bums!
The best parts in this article are in the comments box. Even the people who support NHS (I still don't know what NHS stands for. Stop asking!) speak volumes.

I got this link from a John Stossel article. Really fun read and also very important, since the Senate holds 60 Dems and is now filibuster proof, we should all learn what life will be like under Universal healthcare.

Money quote:
"We saw this in Canada, where we did find one area of medicine that offers easy access to cutting-edge technology — CT scan, endoscopy, thoracoscopy, laparoscopy, etc. It was open 24/7. Patients didn't have to wait.
But you have to bark or meow to get that kind of treatment. Animal care is the one area of medicine that hasn't been taken over by the government. Dogs can get a CT scan in one day. For people, the waiting list is a month"


Anthony said...

NHS stands for National Health Service. Dentists in England mostly opted out of providing tooth-care, back in the eighties I think, to anyone but those under the age of 21 who are still attending school/college... so the tooth-pulling geezer (who doesn't look as if he knows what a dentist is anyway) shouldn't have been too surprised by the lack of free dental services.

Blogust said...

Thanks, Anthony. I knew it stood for something. :) The joke about all this is that England in legendary in the dental department. A universal comedy. One can only assume that this isn't unusual. Maybe not the whole pliers issue, but something.