But you could afford it and you went.Dentists are not cheap, my last visit cost $400, a significant amount of money for some, a sum that many can not afford and will do without.
Then they might want to think twice about having pets.Pets of owners who have the money to go to the vets will get care, those without money will do without.
If you can;t afford something, don't buy it. If you are desperate, borrow the money, look to your friends and family. We should not look around for worst case scenarios and then pass laws based on those possible scenarios.It is not a matter of personal choice if it is clearly unaffordable for them. It is a decision forced on them by a lack of resources. If they had the money and could afford, but choose not to use the service that would be a personal choice, rather then an imposed on