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Sun May 14, 2017, 09:28 AM

 

The Healthcare issue no one champions...

http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/5/13/1661990/--America-s-Great-Divide-In-Dental-Care-The-Painful-Truth-About-Teeth


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bagelsforbreakfast May 2017 OP
Cirque du So-What May 2017 #1
dawg May 2017 #2
edhopper May 2017 #3
madokie May 2017 #4
smirkymonkey May 2017 #5
NewRedDawn May 2017 #6
Delphinus May 2017 #7
NewRedDawn May 2017 #8

Response to bagelsforbreakfast (Original post)

Sun May 14, 2017, 09:35 AM

1. Dental care has been neglected for as long as I can remember

Why are separate dental policies even necessary? In the scope of preventative and holistic medicine, dental care makes perfect sense - if only insurance companies could expand their vision past the next quarter's profits.
This is the DU member formerly known as Cirque du So-What.

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Response to bagelsforbreakfast (Original post)

Sun May 14, 2017, 09:41 AM

2. According to the U.S. health care system, teeth aren't part of your body.

Just like, for many years, neither was your brain.

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Response to bagelsforbreakfast (Original post)

Sun May 14, 2017, 09:42 AM

3. I have dental insurance

and it barely covers anything.
A recent root canal and crown cost me $1200, Insurance picked up about $500.
They allow a certain amount, in the case of the root canal it was $900, and then paid only $300 of it.
I could barely afford it. I could see how many could not, even with insurance.

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Response to bagelsforbreakfast (Original post)

Sun May 14, 2017, 09:45 AM

4. As well as the VA tries

to provide us some semblance of health care there is no mention of Dental Care.

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Response to bagelsforbreakfast (Original post)

Sun May 14, 2017, 09:59 AM

5. Maybe we need to do with dental care like we did with mental health care parity.

It should not be separate from medical care as it is integral to whole body wellness and poor dental hygiene can lead to other diseases later on down the road, including cardiovascular diseases, dementia and respiratory infections.

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Response to bagelsforbreakfast (Original post)

Sun May 14, 2017, 11:17 AM

6. It is covered under the Obama expanded Medicaid

 

here in New York state. As well as vision & prescriptions!

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Response to NewRedDawn (Reply #6)

Sun May 14, 2017, 12:08 PM

7. That's great!

Dental is such a HUGE part of health.

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Response to Delphinus (Reply #7)

Sun May 14, 2017, 04:30 PM

8. Yes it is.

 

But this Trumpkill American act law will throw my wife, student daughter & I off of it. My wife is a type 2 diabetic.

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