Dental Health Care Bill

I have received many questions regarding dental provisions in the health care bill passed by President Obama. Are there dental provisions? If so, what are they? I have no money and need dental care, will the health care bill protect me?

In short ... If you would like for the government to consider amending the health care bill to include basic adult dental care coverage, please sign my online petition. Your email will serve as notice to our government officials, that you are registered voter and would like to see the health care bill amended.

About the Health Care Bill

When President Obama speaks about health care, his remarks are not detailed enough to gather any solid answers. Many refer to the health bill as Obamacare, but even President Obama is not familiar with every aspect of the bill. The bill is over 2,000 pages and loaded with content 99% of American's do not fully understand. I strongly suspect most government officials do not understand even half of what the bill offers:) By most grading standards, this would be an "F."

Did you know that if you do not get health insurance, you will be fined by the government? How much? $695! Perhaps this is a drop in the bucket for the government officials who decided this amount, but for most if not all reading this message, this is a significant amount that could be used for basic dental care.

One more note - there IS NOT a public option for health care insurance - only subsidies - and you must be the poorest of the poor to qualify:) I found the following information related to eligibility for subsidies:

  • You must make between less than 400% of the established poverty level or less which is currrently $22,050 for a family of four.
  • You cannot be eligible for Medicare or Medicaid. In addition, you cannont be covered by an employer.

If you qualify, you will receive credits and given a cap for your contribution to the premiums.

The important question - does the health care bill include dental coverage?

I am not sure what the government was thinking when they fought to get the health care bill approved and did not include a provision for dental care! On second thought, I do ... I suspect most if not all politicians have trouble-free dental care. The politicians are not thinking about the people in need of basic dental care. If they could only see the Shout It Out section, I suspect they would think differently:)

From what I can gather, there is no provision for basic adult dental coverage in the health care bill. I have found a reference to cover basic dental care for kids but nothing for adults and the coverage for kids would not be mandated until 2014. Don't get me wrong, coverage for kids is GREAT but most if not all of the visitors to this site are adults:) Kids do not always see the need for good dental care ... when kids are exposed to good dental practices, perhaps they will be in better shape as adults.

I am outraged the government did not consider adult dental care coverage as part of there provision. I have mixed emotions about the entire health care bill and forcing Americans to pay for coverage for be fined. Nonetheless, I have decided to start a petition to include adult dental converage as an amendment to the health care bill. I am not sure if this will help but I feel it is better than doing nothing:)

If you would like for the government to consider amending the health care bill to include basic adult dental care coverage, please sign my online petition.

 

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DATE: 9/24/2017 7:14:12 PM ... SCREEN NAME: Debra
I need help.Im a single parent.Have medicad but dont have the money to fix my two front teeth.I work around and ashame.
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DATE: 10/10/2015 12:43:15 PM ... SCREEN NAME: David
Unfortunately, I don't have any kind of insurance. I'd love to have eliecpasly when it comes to my teeth issues! (But am working hard for me to be able to visit a dentist regularly! Visiting you from OT.Hope you can visit and join
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DATE: 12/5/2012 6:00:51 PM ... SCREEN NAME: kipwills@ymail.com
Lets hope you get enough signatures to help. I voted for Mitt.
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DATE: 7/3/2012 5:02:00 AM ... SCREEN NAME: jhines327
Dental health is as important as heart health. It (dental coverage) MUST be considered in part of a national health care reform. Vision care should also be included. If one cannot afford Medicare, then they certainly shouldn't be forced to pay for it AND be without dental and vision care!
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DATE: 5/30/2012 12:03:19 PM ... SCREEN NAME:
I have not had medical insurance for years as a single working mother. My teeth are broken and I will have vast health issues related to this without the ability to have them removed or repaired. I have raised good law abiding, tax paying children and one minor still at home who is embarrassed about being seen with me! I don't want to die from heart issues or cause further medical costs because I am disabled by lack of ability to afford dental care!
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DATE: 5/30/2012 12:02:45 PM ... SCREEN NAME: broken teeth
I have not had medical insurance for years as a single working mother. My teeth are broken and I will have vast health issues related to this without the ability to have them removed or repaired. I have raised good law abiding, tax paying children and one minor still at home who is embarrassed about being seen with me! I don't want to die from heart issues or cause further medical costs because I am disabled by lack of ability to afford dental care!
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DATE: 4/23/2012 8:55:56 PM ... SCREEN NAME: djst4@aol.com
Does anyone know where there is a dental clinic in Southern Caligornia?? I am an adult on SSI, and all dental work is not covered here anymore...I need dental work done, and cannot afford it..Looking for a clinic or school, or anywhere that can help??? Thanks....
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DATE: 3/29/2012 1:41:19 PM ... SCREEN NAME: ace
My hubby and I are both disabled, we both need help with dental care. My brother who is a handsome,outgoing and very good worker with a min.wage job man, just lost a front tooth. I sat in my car for about and hour and just cried for him, because I know he can't afford dental anymore. Please help people who for no fault of their own cannot afford dental work! NOT EVERYONE is a 'free loader!'
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DATE: 3/23/2012 11:21:02 AM ... SCREEN NAME: tawnybryant
I'm disabled, recieve medicad but it doesn't take care of my dental needs. I ask that you consider me as a worthy canidate for this care. I would be sooo Grateful.
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DATE: 3/17/2012 8:19:18 PM ... SCREEN NAME: LindaJ57Madras,Oregon
Whom It May Concern; Yes I believe that Dental care should be part of Medicare and Medicad and supplement insurances and no add to the payments to a customers.
Because, last year to saw a Dentist and he saw my mouth and teeth. The nurse took x-rays and then talk to the Dentist and he gave me a price tag of $14,000.00+ to come completely do my mouth and teeth of in two or three of work. Plus, see another Dentist of Speciality. Now, the only teeth I have are decaying everyday most of all the two front teeth and holes to the roots and gum disease. I hope and pray for Help soon. Oh, the pain is getting worst daily. My husband and I are low-income folks and cannot pay the Dentist bills. Sincerely, Linda Marshall.
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DATE: 3/14/2012 5:39:20 PM ... SCREEN NAME: tanana.chris@gmail.com
The idiot who said we should provide for ourselves and not look to the government either has a good set of teeth or none at all.Why shouldn't the govern.help when these dentists charge such outrageous prices.They control the industry yet you see them all the time on t.v.expounding the importance of dental care.Are they kidding.I totally support your petition.
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DATE: 3/7/2012 6:52:06 PM ... SCREEN NAME:
Why would I pay taxes to fix your teeth. Freedom is essentially lost when one looks to the government to provide for them. I personally never thought I would ever see this "entitlement " society. Americans need to find pride in providing for themselves. PERIOD!
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DATE: 3/4/2012 3:04:08 PM ... SCREEN NAME: txokie54@charter.net
We need dental care that covers more than cleaning and checkups. The people who need help the most cannot afford major dental care.
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DATE: 2/22/2012 8:20:29 AM ... SCREEN NAME: moomalee2
I have 2 kids-1 in college. I need major dental work but the kids have to come first. I do have a dental plan at work( local government) but was told by 2 dentists that it was not worth the time to fill out the paperwork. Recently paid $1350.00 to have my daughters wisdom teeth out and was reimbursed $67.00. After 2 sets of braces and this I cannot afford the work I need even though my dentist says it will cause major problems for me later. My husband and I both work full time and it is sad that we still have to worry about this problem
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DATE: 2/12/2012 4:31:40 PM ... SCREEN NAME: Michael
Basic dental care is become more an more difficult for regular people to obtain. Just look at the prices dentist charge for various services. "Dental Insurance" that is offered is NOT dental insurance. It's time the dentist and their out-of-control prices be reigned in. Dental health has an impact on general health and it should be afforded to ALL Americans.
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