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How to Get 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?

How to Get 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. 5 Things You Should Know About Dental Savings Plans. Don’t let the words “coupon,” “discount,” or “saving” scare you.

5 Things You Should Know About Dental Savings Plans

Consumers, including you, love to hear those magical words these budget-conscious days. Affordable Care Act: 5 Websites to Stretch Your Health Care Dollars. Picking the right health coverage isn’t easy and often frustrating.

Affordable Care Act: 5 Websites to Stretch Your Health 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. How the Affordable Care Act May Affect Your Children. By now, you hopefully already know that while the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will help provide you with medical insurance, it will not cover ACA dental care for adults.

How the Affordable Care Act May Affect Your Children

This is why you need to continue to look into Discount Dental Plans and other options that will help you pay for necessary dental work. However, the ACA is aiming to help more children gain access to dental insurance, but you need to understand exactly what this means and whether it will affect your child. According to Kaiser Health News, starting in 2014, the government will require that individual and small-group health plans that are purchased either through private companies or state-based health insurance exchanges must cover pediatric dental care.

However, that doesn’t mean that every child will instantly be covered come 2014. Things to Look Out for. 5 Reasons 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.

5 Reasons 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?” If you have, you’re not alone- the 100 million Americans who don’t have dental coverage have likely thought that as well. Luckily, there are answers to this tough question. Serious Overhead CostsCBS News spoke to two dentists, who asked to be called Dr. Affordable Care Act and How it Affects Your Family's Dental Coverage. At the very basic level, the ACA defines pediatric dental as an essential health benefit along with items like emergency services and lab work.

Affordable Care Act and How it Affects Your Family's Dental Coverage

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. Is Buying Healthcare Online Safe? Anyone might feel a bit wary about purchasing healthcare – or anything else – online, especially on the tails of Healthcare.gov’s October launch.

Is Buying Healthcare Online Safe?

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. How Accessible is Dental Care in the US? 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.

How Accessible is Dental Care in the US?

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? Should they turn to our government’s web site for help? Here are my thoughts about Healthcare.gov options for dental coverage. New Year, New Dental Care – Now What? How often in life do we take that first – often hardest step – and then kind of…freeze?

New Year, New Dental Care – Now What?

The diet we start, the gym we join, the resume we update. We’ve all been there. Benefits and Losses: How the ACA Has Affected Dental Care for Part-Time Workers. Some call it the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act or, more simply, the Affordable Care Act.

Benefits and Losses: How the ACA Has Affected Dental Care for Part-Time Workers

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: Dental Care for Children and the Affordable Care Act: What Parents Need to Know. Trying to get one’s arms around the ACA and its impact on dental care is no mean feat. Even attorneys have been struggling to make sense of it all. So, with this in mind, I’ve attempted to simplify things by answering some of our employee’s and member’s most common questions.

Filling the Gaps in ACA Coverage. Whether you’re a news junkie or not, you’re probably aware: Americans have a big deadline on the immediate horizon (March 31st to be exact), and it’s affecting the way millions of us are looking at health care. That deadline, of course, is the last day to enroll in a government-sponsored insurance plan, also called Obamacare, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Healthcare.gov. And the bottom line is this: if you don’t enroll – and have no other health coverage – you are at risk. Yes, not having coverage could, of course, wreak havoc on your health and wallet. But now there is another penalty: a fine. Having some sort of coverage is mandatory, and time is running out fast. At DentalPlans.com, we want to make sure that you’re prepared. Some highlights: The ACA deadline is looming. AcciDENTAL Injuries: What to Do When You Have No Dental Insurance. Quick! You or someone you love is in serious tooth or mouth pain.

What do you do? Your first instinct is likely, “Go to the Emergency Room,” but this may A. Result in a long wait and truly staggering hospital bill and B. Not help you very much, anyway. So…now what? Keep reading. 86% of Healthcare Exchange Enrollees Opt Not to Purchase Stand-Alone Dental Insurance. The federal Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that there are 1,129,739 enrollees through Federally-Facilitated Marketplaces who purchased stand-alone dental insurance through the first open enrollment period ending March 31, 2014 for the Affordable Care Act (ACA). That leaves 86 percent of exchange enrollees opting not to purchase stand-alone dental insurance through the exchange.

This means that many people gaining insurance through the health care law might not have dental benefits. And that’s actually a significant public health problem, as research shows the health of your teeth and gums has an impact on a person’s overall health and well-being. “Many Americans cannot afford the cost of a stand-alone dental insurance policy on top of buying their health insurance plan,” states Bob Harris, chief executive officer of :DentalPlans. The ACA also does not require adult dental coverage.