Earth to, Michael Moore. Here’s yet another example of what a disaster Britain’s National Health Service is. Which is the direction President Obama wants to move us toward.
A 21 year old woman has lost all her teeth because she couldn’t find a dentist to treat her, even though that’s supposed to be provided for by the NHS.
Amy, whose dental problems were caused by untreated gum disease, does not go out any more. And when she looks in the mirror she hardly recognises the face staring back at her.
‘Even with my mouth shut I look different,’ she says. ‘My cheeks are hollowed and my face looks thinner. I look like an ugly, old woman.’
Amy’s story gets worse. First, doctors have told her they can’t fit a set of false teeth until her gums are sufficiently healed and that could take six months. But she has also been warned that there is a slim chance they will never recover enough for dentures to be fitted.
The NHS is getting worse all the time, like socialized medicine elsewhere. This is not the direction we want to go.