On Wednesday, the 3rd, I had 3 molars extracted. I have public "insurance". It's been 6 years since I'd been to the dentist because I didn't have coverage and could afford to pay on my own.
Because of some tremendous illnesses I've been put on Public Insurance in Wisconsin, Medicaid.
Medicaid wouldn't pay for me to be sedated to have the teeth out. They would only cover a local ... novacane. Well, I was prepared. After all, I'd been through worse. The oral surgeons office called me and said that he (the surgeon) felt that I needed sedation and so was going to give it to me free of charge! Mind you, if I could have afforded it the cost would have been $250.00!!
Prior to all of this I was covered with insurance through the company where I worked. Then the owner/boss decided that the company should only pay for his insurance. So U went through the state for a while. HIRBST? Or something like that. I couldn't afford that any more. It was very expensve and didn't cover some supplies that I needed desperately to live like a normal person. So I was putting out about $600.00 a month for nearly nothing.
My point here is two-fold. One: There are truly kind and giving medical professionals out there. I feel like I shouldn't disclose this man's name for fear that others may expect the same treatment.
Secondly: There is a definate need for public health insurance in the United States. We are the ONLY industrialized nation in the world that does not have it. Just like everything else, it will have it's flaws. But, isn't it about time that a person needing life saving treatment be given it as well to the wealthy person who shared her room so that she may also have survived like they did?
If I'd have had better/more/any dental coverage at all my dilema probably wouldn't have gotten so bad. In the end it would have saved all the tax payers money to have the problems remedied sooner rather than later.
Heartfelt thanks go out to that surgeon for his kindness. And it has nothing to do with the fact that he's actually quite attractive.