British Government Health Insurance System Makes Major Innovations in Dental Care: Dental Patients Pull Out Own Teeth


Anonymous Rod said...

Unfortunately this is all true - except for one thing. The part about government systems stifling innovation.

When the government controlled all dentists in the UK, dental care was free and widely available. Now that dentists can practice privately, there are not enough to go around and they charge extortionate rates (sometimes as much as $1000 for an hours work).

So in reality, the government ran the system effectively and efficiently until it was deregulated and privatised.

A clear example of central government management being better for the people than an uncoordinated free-for-all.

10/19/2007 9:16 AM  

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