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DR. TRUTH   in reply to Cassie Minor   on

Should there be emergency dental care available?

cassie the greatest issue is that emergency care is a result of a failed system. Our system is broken and no amount of governmental intervention is going to solve this issue, in fact it will only make it worse. We as the doctors and to only ones who can legitimately provide health care must take a long hard look at the the way we are doing the business end of our profession. We have been fools! We have been tricked into thinking that our charges are justifiable when actually they are not. I stand up and challenge anyone to explain to me how it cost thousands of dollars to set a broken arm. The cost simply is not there. We are not charging for the treating the broken arm; we are charging for the cost of the hospital and that cost should not be placed only on the backs of the sick and injured but we should all share that cost each month. What we are talking about is a couple of hundred dollars a month to your local hospitals. Then your payments go 100% to the cost of delivery of health care and not for blimps and commercials advertising on TV for health insurance. You would create a panacea of health care because the health care facilities would be receiving all the money earmarked for health without filing a single form. The money for you health care needs would be already be there much like the swimming pool at an apartment complex. It is there because you pay for it DIRECTLY. This approach would make healthcare cheaper, more efficient and produce a sane healthcare system. What we have now is simple insanity!
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DR. TRUTH   in reply to Cassie Minor   on

Should there be emergency dental care available?

There is emergency dental available at almost every dental office. Or are you talking 24 hour emergency care?
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DR. TRUTH   in reply to Cassie Minor   on

FREE Denal help in Asheville, NC August 2012

Please remember very few thing you get that is man made is free. Someone has got to pay for it. Pay for it up front and direct and it cost a dollar pay for it later through someone else and it will cost you everything.
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DR. TRUTH   in reply to Cassie Minor   on

FREE Denal help in Asheville, NC August 2012

Hello Cassie,
I am sorry I haven't responded is so long. I had few distractions. Anyway, I am a dentist in the Atlanta area. Your promotion of the free clinics is good. However, it is only a bandaid on a mortal wound. Our problem in dentistry and healthcare in general runs much deeper than a free clinic here and there. We must address ( and I have begun to so as have doctors) the systemic problem that makes access to basic dental and medical care nearly impossible to much of our population. That limited access due to unnecessarily high fees has played a large role in creating unnecessary suffer and destroying this nations economic system. The basic error is health insurance does not equal healthcare. This basic concept is the core of our problem. If we recognize that healthcare can only be found in our doctors and hospitals then we could easily solve 90% of the health care issue (there is no real crisis outside of the crisis of not thinking). If we pay our doctors and hospitals DIRECTLY 1/2 of what we pay the insurance and medicaid and medicare CROOKS, then our doctors could help who ever walks in the door for little or nothing. That would eliminate the need for health insurance completely as well as Medicare and Medicaid. That money would stay in pockets of the people who earned it!! They could then pay their doctors and hospitals 1-200 dollars a month and BOOM! Instant healthcare. Nothing is free. If your pay for it yourself it is a hell-a-va lot cheaper, and comparatively free. Gotta go now got patients to treat. Talk with you soon.
Dr. Mac
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