I’m always astonished how ppl (de)prioritise their health over other commodities/expenditure. A private appointment for routine dental check up costs less than a decent lunch for two.
My retired father in law was (pre-covid) was whining about having to wait months for a routine operation. Given he has about £200k cash at bank I suggested to paid for his treatment...he was astonished that when he threw money at the problem he was seen within a week.
I get that you shouldn’t have to pay twice, but you also get what you up at for
Indeed a neighbour along from me had a dodgy kidney removed privately for less than it would cost for 2 dental implants and a subsequent bridge