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Old 01-12-2011, 05:08 PM
ohreally ohreally is offline
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Default Re: Take Three (Mickey Kaus & David Frum)

Just had root canal... (thanks for the kind words). A friend from Germany pointed out it'd been cheaper for me to fly to Berlin and have the operation there. I paid $1,250. She said the same treatment would be about $75 where she lives.

My procedure was as low-tech as it gets: a dentist and her assistant plus an X-ray machine displaying the picture on a Dell monitor. The whole thing took less than one hour.

Anyone who can explain the difference betwen $1,250 and $75 for exactly the same procedure will understand what ails health care in this country.

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