Cause for Thanks

Though the official national celebrations owe much to the instigations of Abraham Lincoln and Franklin Roosevelt, and not so much to the Pilgrim Fathers, in the spirit of civic unity may I wish all Americans wherever they are a Happy Thanksgiving.

We are particularly thankful that Aidan’s tooth has been filled. Mrs H managed to get him into an NHS clinic and get the tooth taken care of, even as the dentist was saying it was quite irregular as he should have to wait 18 months for treatment. She even wrangled a white filling for him, rather than the NHS preferred mercury fillings that are illegal in some EU countries due to proven health risks.

Though the dentist would not do both cavities at the same time – only the one that was actually causing pain – Mrs H also managed to get an appointment for the other one as soon as February. February 2007, that is, not even February 2008 or 2009 as might normally be expected.

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3 Responses to Cause for Thanks

  1. Philippa says:

    And to think, those that are running our country want to institute national health care. Why I don’t know. They say it is better for everyone, especially those that can’t afford insurance.

    Glad to know that Aidan has been taken care of and is not in pain.

  2. GrumpyTeacher1 says:

    Indeed.

  3. Anonymous says:

    What I don’t understand is why National Health works so well in countries like Germany and France, but seems to be a shambles in places like England, Canada, and Sweden. I’ve *seen* it work, and very well. So why doesn’t it work that well everywhere?

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