Can I blame these lapses in memory on the brain surgery or just on aging? Or stress?
My son's procedure went well and he is now very stoned and asleep in his room. To pay for all this we had to put 1800.00 on our credit card.
This is mind-boggling to me. Why is this not covered by public health care?I know the historical reason why (the first wave of Medicare was supposed to be followed by dental care and a Pharmacare program. That never happened.) but doesn't it cost the province much more to hospitalize someone whose wisdom teeth have become impacted?
Dental care is a real "don't get me started." Ask anyone who knows me.
Fortunately, my private insurance will cover most of the cost. However, it only covers part of the cost of anesthesia. What would have happened if we had been unwilling to pay the difference? Our 16 year old son would only have been partially anesthetized while they yanked out his wisdom teeth?
This mystifies me.
And it's only a small taste of what we'd experience if we didn't have socialized medicine.
|Gratuitous photo of my handsome son, with all wisdom teeth still in his mouth|