Non-Americans, but especially Americans, know that a trip to the doctor might cost a fortune and make one leave with empty pockets or serious debt. Healthcare and to underline – easy access to healthcare – if not free, should be affordable for everyone. Yet, it’s far from that.
Recently a TikToker, Delia O’Malley, posted a now-viral video on TikTok, which amassed over 3.2M views and pointed to the flawed American health care system. In the video (which you can watch here), she shared her way out of paying the quoted price of over $3000 for a root canal in the U.S. She decided to go to Turkey and get her root canal fixed for $160 instead. Overall, the journey cost her $1167 (including hotel, flights, and dental bills), almost three times less than what she was quoted back home.
Scroll below for some picture snippets from the TikTok and see people’s opinions about the situation. What do you reckon? Do you think flying abroad to get specific medical procedures done is a new solution?
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This woman was quoted over $3000 for a root canal in the U.S., so she decided to get it done in Turkey for a much lower price
Delia’s journey, including her dental bills, flights, and all-inclusive hotel, cost her almost three times less than what it would cost in the U.S.
Image credits: asdeliadoes
Many people seem to agree that the American Healthcare system is flawed
However, some think the quote is feasible
Others called out the States for brainwashing people into believing that sky-high bills for dental care are normal