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Kick in teeth after our taxes.

Byline: By Carol Malia

There seems to be a lot of vitriol reserved for dentists these days ( or at least those who are choosing not to take NHS patients and opting for private-only.

This is due to changes in payments from the Government for NHS care and many dentists feel they will be so much out of pocket they have been forced down this route.

I have heard a lot of worried people on BBC Radio Newcastle complaining they can no longer afford to have their teeth regularly checked, let alone have treatment, and many can't fork out every month for private cover.

That's absolutely justified, but in my opinion, not enough anger is being directed at the tax issue.

Shouldn't we all have rebates or be on reduced levels of tax to take into account the fact we no longer have a major part of NHS provision?
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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Mar 7, 2006
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