Where’s our health care when you need it?

The Labradorian - - EDITORIAL - Linda Clarke Cham­ber­lains, South Con­cep­tion Bay

I have been try­ing to get help from any­one in health care of govern­ment. No such luck.

I am in des­per­ate need of oral, fa­cial surgery. This is not cos­metic. I need to have bone re­moved from one part of my body and trans­ferred to my bot­tom gums.

The bone in my bot­tom gums is crum­bling. That means I need eight im­plants and new den­tures. The cost is $20,000.

MCP and my pri­vate in­sur­ance don’t cover den­tal. They told me that if I was on so­cial as­sis­tance, it would be paid for.

I have lost over 20 lbs., due to not be­ing able to chew. I can eat ba­nanas, yo­gurt, ice cream. I am ane­mic and di­a­betic, Type 2.

This is a very stress­ful sit­u­a­tion and I don’t know who to turn to for help.

I worked for 40 years, but where did it get me — two back surg­eries and open-heart surgery. De­press­ing.

Thank you for let­ting me vent to our med­i­cal care sys­tem and the govern­ment.

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