Friday, October 19, 2007

Desperate Americans turn to Mexico for dental care

Wow, who would have thought that Americans could get better health care in Mexico?

"EL PASO, United States (AFP) - With aching teeth and a need to cut expenses, throngs of Americans are marching into neighboring Mexico for dental care, and saving hundreds to thousands of dollars in the bargain."

I really want to quote this whole article because it's just so ridiculous the lengths people have to go to in order to get good dental care. It's really an indictment of the American health care system. I suppose if you're a libertarian this serves as an argument for globalization of the economy, but I still think it's a damn shame the Americans, members of the most powerful and still the richest nation on Earth, should have to turn for health care to a nation we consider third-world!

Well, at least Americans have that option. British people sometimes have to resort to pulling their own teeth!

1 comment:

adam said...

Seriously, the only things conservatives can say to this is that Europeans have bad teeth.