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hfojvt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-07-09 10:37 AM
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44. I recently got a check up and two fillings and paid nothing
Well nothing except the $15.10 a month I pay for dental insurance. Pretty much paid for itself right there.
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  -Why in Hell is Dental Insurance not a mandatory part of Health Insurance? Bonobo  Apr-07-09 06:53 AM   #0 
  - No Kidding- the Separate Insurance Is Cost Prohibitive, Too  we can do it   Apr-07-09 06:59 AM   #1 
  - I'm very, very fortunate.  a la izquierda   Apr-07-09 07:01 AM   #2 
  - That's even an issue in the UK  dipsydoodle   Apr-07-09 07:01 AM   #3 
  - Two of my co-workers from Central America...  Crazy Dave   Apr-07-09 07:27 AM   #4 
  - Umm.. because actual health insurance isn't a mandatory part of "health insurance"?  Fumesucker   Apr-07-09 07:31 AM   #5 
  - Hey, Bonobo, stick it where the sun don't shine.  Mika   Apr-07-09 07:34 AM   #6 
  - What procedures will you do for $4.50 ?  Fumesucker   Apr-07-09 07:45 AM   #8 
     - Somehow I don't expect "Dr. Mika" will answer.  Bonobo   Apr-07-09 07:47 AM   #9 
     - Maybe but Dr. PC will:  PCIntern   Apr-07-09 07:56 AM   #12 
     - The dentist had pictures of his plane on the wall...  Fumesucker   Apr-07-09 07:59 AM   #14 
     - Yeah well guess what:  PCIntern   Apr-07-09 08:07 AM   #19 
        - Thank you for your dedication and perseverance.  Mika   Apr-07-09 08:12 AM   #21 
        - I was just relating my own experience..  Fumesucker   Apr-07-09 08:19 AM   #24 
     - The intent of the OP was not to pile on dentists actually.  Bonobo   Apr-07-09 07:59 AM   #15 
     - I guess people want airline pilots and doctors to make less and less income.  Mika   Apr-07-09 08:01 AM   #17 
     - Misery loves company..  Fumesucker   Apr-07-09 08:20 AM   #25 
     - If I were a dentist  Bluenorthwest   Apr-07-09 08:34 AM   #33 
     - Periodontists are specialists, they make way more money  liberalhistorian   Apr-07-09 11:06 PM   #58 
     - I don't doubt at all the huge overhead or  liberalhistorian   Apr-07-09 11:03 PM   #57 
     - What?  lonestarnot   Apr-07-09 11:13 PM   #60 
     - Piss off.  Mika   Apr-07-09 07:57 AM   #13 
        - My apologies are offered.  Bonobo   Apr-07-09 08:00 AM   #16 
        - Accepted.  Mika   Apr-07-09 08:05 AM   #18 
           - Well you have to consider what most of us are going through  Hugabear   Apr-07-09 08:38 AM   #34 
        - There's been a lot of dentist-bashing here these last few  liberalhistorian   Apr-07-09 11:09 PM   #59 
        - yes  Skittles   Apr-07-09 11:37 PM   #67 
     - I don't do any procedures for $4.50. But I do 30-40 hrs per month free at a clinic.  Mika   Apr-07-09 07:56 AM   #11 
        - thank you so much  renate   Apr-07-09 12:56 PM   #51 
        - SMILETRAIN SUPPORTER HERE!  Skittles   Apr-07-09 11:38 PM   #68 
        - what if I was on fire?  populistdriven   Apr-08-09 12:10 AM   #69 
        - thank you - i love my dentist  sammytko   Apr-08-09 09:00 AM   #73 
  - It would just encourage a lot of unnecessary dental work..  annabanana   Apr-07-09 07:35 AM   #7 
  - Yeah, maybe some cosmetic periodontal or endodontal work. nt  Bonobo   Apr-07-09 07:49 AM   #10 
     - Take a minute to learn something.  Mika   Apr-07-09 08:08 AM   #20 
        - Wow, you learn something new every day.  Bonobo   Apr-07-09 08:12 AM   #22 
           - One of those things that can put me in a pissy mood is people complaining that..  Mika   Apr-07-09 08:15 AM   #23 
           - I understand and once again apologize. nt  Bonobo   Apr-07-09 08:25 AM   #28 
           - I had an emergency dental situation several years ago. The dentist wouldn't touch me without money.  Hugabear   Apr-07-09 08:32 AM   #32 
              - Hugabear, if the tooth was abscessed the dentist can't do anything until the  sinkingfeeling   Apr-07-09 08:50 AM   #37 
                 - Regardless, he and many other dentists will not treat people without insurance or upfront money.  Hugabear   Apr-07-09 08:59 AM   #39 
           - Ain't that the truth!  muffin1   Apr-07-09 08:29 AM   #30 
  - I've been complaining about this for years  Hugabear   Apr-07-09 08:23 AM   #26 
  - As I've Said, Dental Insurance is a Joke.  tonysam   Apr-08-09 08:51 AM   #71 
  - ITA. Dental should be a standard part of any medical insurance plan.  Ilsa   Apr-07-09 08:24 AM   #27 
  - Its these very insurance companies that are forcing DDS's to use Chinese dental labs.  Mika   Apr-07-09 08:31 AM   #31 
     - I leave the country to find good dentists  Bluenorthwest   Apr-07-09 08:45 AM   #36 
     - I'm in Miami. A major source of patients is remaking bad Costa Rica dentistry.  Mika   Apr-07-09 05:37 PM   #54 
        - Yes, they are, that's true. But too many dentists won't  liberalhistorian   Apr-07-09 11:16 PM   #61 
     - Ever try to pick up food product from a store shelf that wasn't laced with sweeteners?  nolabels   Apr-07-09 08:56 AM   #38 
     - I had new crowns made last year. Beautiful. Local. Very happy.  Ilsa   Apr-07-09 12:17 PM   #48 
        - Local?  Mika   Apr-07-09 08:10 PM   #55 
  - Beacuse  edhopper   Apr-07-09 08:26 AM   #29 
  - Because nothing is a mandatory part of Health Insurance.  harun   Apr-07-09 08:43 AM   #35 
  - I wish we had a better system.  Dyedinthewoolliberal   Apr-07-09 09:11 AM   #40 
  - I'll be paying a few thousand after leaving my dentist office in a rescue squad  Blue Diadem   Apr-07-09 09:37 AM   #41 
  - That's what I'm talking about! 50% isn't insurance, it is a coupon...  Bonobo   Apr-07-09 10:34 AM   #43 
     - You know, I had to explain that to the dentist last week.  Blue Diadem   Apr-07-09 11:04 AM   #46 
     - I'm really surprised you had to explain that to him at all.  liberalhistorian   Apr-07-09 11:19 PM   #63 
     - I just found an estimate from Jan 08 for the crown only. $1005  Blue Diadem   Apr-08-09 09:33 AM   #75 
  - Not to mention vision  MountainLaurel   Apr-07-09 10:00 AM   #42 
  - Grrr, do NOT get me started on insurance and hearing aids!  liberalhistorian   Apr-07-09 11:23 PM   #64 
     - I completely understand  MountainLaurel   Apr-08-09 09:47 AM   #77 
  - I recently got a check up and two fillings and paid nothing  hfojvt   Apr-07-09 10:37 AM   #44 
  - Such insurance is unvailable to me where I live. Maybe parity is what we need. nt  Bonobo   Apr-07-09 10:53 AM   #45 
  - I go to the UT dental school in San Antonio...  Javaman   Apr-07-09 12:06 PM   #47 
  - Why? Because you WILL use it.  RaleighNCDUer   Apr-07-09 12:30 PM   #49 
  - Well said. nt  raccoon   Apr-07-09 12:59 PM   #52 
  - You Hit It on the Head.  tonysam   Apr-08-09 08:55 AM   #72 
  - Hey that fancy stuff is jest fer rich folk  librechik   Apr-07-09 12:54 PM   #50 
  - We know what a string and a doorknob are fer.  OnionPatch   Apr-07-09 10:15 PM   #56 
  - Mexico  Michigan-Arizona   Apr-07-09 01:29 PM   #53 
  - I completely agree.  laundry_queen   Apr-07-09 11:17 PM   #62 
  - And good luck finding a dentist who will do work on you  nonconformist   Apr-07-09 11:26 PM   #65 
  - Every morning I'm surprised that I haven't died from my teeth  kas125   Apr-07-09 11:27 PM   #66 
  - Because private for-profit health insurance is a SCAM.  jtrockville   Apr-08-09 07:57 AM   #70 
  - This thread has been reported to the admins  drbtg1   Apr-08-09 09:12 AM   #74 
  - It is included in HR-676  PHIMG   Apr-08-09 09:39 AM   #76 
  - because the for-profit setup we now have is a racket?  Blue_Tires   Apr-08-09 09:50 AM   #78 
 

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