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.
Last edited by ohreally; 01-12-2011 at 05:11 PM..