Friends I'm certainly not in favor of Obamacare because the government screws up everything they get involved with but I'm also not in favor of the current system either. Any of you that think that Doctors , Dentists , Nurses and Health Care Technicians are " Angels Of Mercy " are too naive to live. Trust me when I tell you as someone that worked in health care for 25 years these folks are just as corrupt as any other occupation and quite possibly more so. One does not put the fox in charge of the hen house. These folks are like politicians in that they need to be watched every second and forced to make the system work as it is intended to.
Were I in charge of Health Care this problem would have been easily solved. The appropriate authority would have contacted the Dentist that very minute and informed him / her that he / she would honor this patient's appointment at the correct time and in full and AT NO CHARGE to the patient. They and the insurance company could fight it out over the money. Should the Dentist refuse their license would be suspended on the spot for 30 days. Any further problems of this nature with this Dentist and his / her license would be suspended for 5 years and possibly permanently depending on her / his past record. That should take care of these types of problems quite quickly.
As for the overall health care problem that is so easily solved it is frighteningly simple. When the taxpaying citizens have the same paid insurance as the U.S. Congress these types of problems will cease to exist. I also support the concept that all Doctors , Dentists , Nurses and Allied Health Care Professional be required to serve three years in the National Health Service in a location where the need is greatest BEFORE they can get their private practice license and start their private careers.
I would further stipulate that if you've received federal loans to become a Health Care Professional that your comittment will be five years and if you've made no effort to pay the loan back then it will be ten years. I realize that many of you will say this can't be done because these folks won't agree to it and because people will stop going to these professional schools. I say balderdash !!! After working in a factory or a 7 - 11 for 2 -3 years they'll come around.
The time to STOP pussyfooting around with Dr. No has come.
My morning rant has now concluded. Have a nice day.Spit on a Dentist for my friend if you wish.