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Affordable Dental Care for Veterans. Did you know that the armistice that unofficially ended World War I was declared on the 11 hour of the 11 day of November 1918?

Affordable Dental Care for Veterans

That’s why we honor our military veterans on November 11. Unless, of course, the holiday lands on a Sunday. Then, we observe Veterans Day the following day, like this year, on November 12. The Veterans Health Administration (VA) is often the go-to resource for veterans to get the medical care they need, but while they provide minor emergency work, dental care is largely overlooked. Many veterans don’t even qualify to receive the kind of corrective dental care that they need. To help cover these gaps, many dentists offer pro bono dental work on Veterans Day to needy patients. There are also assistance groups and societies that help veterans pay for the dental work they need, such as the Air Force Aid Society, the Army Emergency Relief, Operation Family Fund, and the Navy-Marine Corps Relief. Veterans can also check out dental schools in their area. Know More About Dental Savings Plans. Don’t let the words “coupon,” “discount,” or “saving” scare you.

Know More About Dental Savings Plans

Consumers, including you, love to hear those magical words these budget-conscious days. After all, who wants to leave extra money at the counter when you don’t have to? 5 Websites to help Stretch Your Dental Care Dollars. Picking the right health coverage isn’t easy and often frustrating.

5 Websites to help Stretch Your Dental Care Dollars

And, under theAffordable Care Act (ACA), most Americans must have health insurance by 2014. In order to cope with rising health costs, states will be required to set up health exchanges—online marketplaces where individuals and small businesses can find more affordable insurance plans. Already there are several major companies getting ahead of the curve by giving employees a fixed amount of money and allowing them to choose their own coverage based on individual need. To help you explore your options and stretch your health care dollars further, check out these five websites: Rising treatment costs and unaffordable insurance caused four in 10 Americans to struggle to pay their medical bills last year, according to a 2011 Commonwealth Fund report.

HealthPocket.com lets consumers compare and rank every health insurance plan available in their region. For adults, the ACA will not require the purchase of dental coverage. How the Affordable Care Act May Affect Your Children. Why Dental Care Is Pricey! If you don’t have dental insurance or a Discount Dental Plan, you know how expensive dental care can be.

Why Dental Care Is Pricey!

Hopefully, despite the cost, you’re still visiting the dentist regularly, since skipping your regular dental appointments can have a serious impact on the health of your teeth. You may have asked yourself: “Why is the dentist so expensive?” Family Dental Coverage - Where's the value? At the very basic level, the ACA defines pediatric dental as an essential health benefit along with items like emergency services and lab work.

Family Dental Coverage - Where's the value?

What that actually means for you all depends on how and where you are getting your health insurance going forward. Regardless of where you purchase health coverage next year, the adult members of your family have options when it comes to dental benefits. Companies like DentalPlans.com offer cost-effective programs that are available to everyone. Q. Buying dental care online? Anyone might feel a bit wary about purchasing healthcare – or anything else – online, especially on the tails of Healthcare.gov’s October launch.

Buying dental care online?

The press has been all over the site’s myriad of problems, and rightfully so. Issues such as outages, security, privacy, availability, and uncertainty about future coverage have haunted countless Americans. We understand. Do you have access to dental care? You know the reasons you need some sort of dental care coverage: Going to the dentist and other related specialists like orthodontists and periodontists is costly; maintaining dental health is critical for your overall health (it will reduce illness and the costs associated with it); everyone in your family needs at least basic professional care; and, if you, or anyone in your family, has a dental emergency – like millions of children and adults do each year – you certainly don’t want to suffer physically or financially.

Do you have access to dental care?

According to a joint report from the National Association of Dental Plans and Delta Dental Plans Association, 187 million Americans (60% of the population) are covered by some type of dental plan. But what about the other 40% who still need some sort of support and are struggling to afford it? How's your teeth looking for the new year? How often in life do we take that first – often hardest step – and then kind of…freeze?

How's your teeth looking for the new year?

The diet we start, the gym we join, the resume we update. We’ve all been there. And we all know that a start without the follow up is not really what you had in mind. How the ACA Has Affected Dental Care. Some call it the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act or, more simply, the Affordable Care Act.

How the ACA Has Affected Dental Care

Others call it Obamacare. But there’s one thing almost everyone agrees on: Understanding this massive overhaul of our healthcare system (the most significant since 1965) – and the benefits one may or may not be entitled to as a result – is no mean feat. As a Dental Plans Company, we receive all sorts of questions from all types of people about which plan might work best for them. And we know that news regarding part-time employees has been especially confused.Here are some basics. First, a breakdown of the law as it pertains to health care overall: