Arizona Dentist Takes Americans Across Border to Mexico For Cheaper Dental Care...

According to┬áBusiness Insider, back in 2016, it was estimated that over 1 million Americans would travel across the border, either into Mexico or Canada, to receive health care. Due to the staggering costs of medical care in the United States, many Americans consistently search for quality healthcare at a cheaper price. And that is exactly what Mark McMahon is looking to help with. As a former Tuscon, Arizona dentist, McMahon is used to patients complaining about exorbitant healthcare fees. So while he was traveling over the border, he went undercover as a patient to many different Mexican dentist offices to see if the quality of care was up to American standards. He found that the Mexican dental care was on par, if not better, and came up with an idea to help bring Americans over the border in a search of cheaper dental work. Plus, considering that half of all adults say they visit their dentist only every six months, oral care in America is becoming dire simply because of the cost. McMahon noticed that the problem with Americans is that they often let their oral hygiene go until they can’t stand it anymore. This tends to happen because of the high cost of dental procedures. For example, a dental crown and root canal in the United States averages around $2,500 to $3,000, when in Mexico it costs around $800. So, McMahon decided to make a business out of it. He sold his dental practice, set up Coyote Dental, which is a play on smugglers who help immigrants cross the border into the United States, and now drives a car full of Americans across the border every Tuesday and Thursday to Mexican dentists waiting for them. Some of the dentists McMahon works with are...

U.S. Government Rates Tesla Safest Cars In History, IIHS Claims Otherwise...

It is said that at any given moment, 16% of drivers in the U.S. are uninsured. Insurance can play a vital part in post-accident issues, covering the car’s damages, but it doesn’t help much with safety in the moment of the crash. That’s the car’s job. And so, for those who are interested in the Tesla Model S or the Model X, there is good news. According to a statement by a Tesla rep, the U.S. government rated these cars as “the safest cars in history.” “Tesla’s Model S received the highest rating in IIHS’s crash testing in every category except for one, the small overlap front crash test, where it received the second highest rating available. While IIHS and dozens of other private industry groups around the world have methods and motivations that suit their own subjective purposes, the most objective and accurate independent testing of vehicle safety is currently done by the U.S. government, which found Model S and Model X to be the two cars with the lowest probability of injury of any cars that it has ever tested, making them the safest cars in history.” This statement is in direct opposition to one made by the IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety), which maintained that while the Tesla was the highest scoring in many categories of safety, it’s second-place rating in the small overlap front collision test made less than optimal for car safety. “If you’re looking for top-line safety, we believe there are other, better choices than the Model S,” said the IIHS representative. This claim from the Insurance Institue comes from the results of the test, in which the head of the crash test dummy slammed into the steering wheel. Because of this, they gave the car an...

Tesla’s Daring Plan To Save The Auto Industry, A Fleet Of Self-Driving Cars?...

It’s no secret that startup ride-share company Uber has had some trouble lately, having lost somewhere in the hundreds of millions of dollars trying to keep their competitive edge. They’ve recently lost their CEO, COO, and CFO, and investors are looking rather bleakly at their projected losses. The company’s losses ended up sending them into a crisis just a year after they had been valued at $100 billion. It was supposed to “disrupt the auto industry” in the same way that Tesla was, the article from Buisness Insider states. But even though Uber is suffering some setbacks, some people are still holding out hope that Tesla will save the industry. Self-driving cars have long been an idea of Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who now plans on creating a fleet of self-driving cars that are also for ride-sharing purposes, and they could be a way for automakers to keep the industry alive. After a decade of record breaking sales, many are saying that the industry has peaked and that it will now start a slow decline. Tony Huges, the Managing Director of Moody’s Analytics, has argued that it isn’t the cars themselves that will lead to the decline of the auto industry, but the ride-sharing services like Uber or Lyft. “Our bold prediction is that if ride-sharing companies become truly huge, they will seek to buy vehicle manufacturers and shift research and development efforts firmly in the direction of cost reduction and reliability,” he says. The idea that cars will start to only be seen as a method of transportation will be the reason that they end up declining, Hughes told The Street. “The nature of the vehicles by my reasoning will be that they become more homogeneous where ride-sharing is everywhere. If [vehicles are...