I realize that this is in Oregon and one of the dentists that is trying to get ORAL HEALTH a priority in Oregon's Health Authority http://www.oregon.gov/OHA/Pages/index.aspx I gather much like Texas and our (DHS) Medicaid and so on, this is kind of the same thing. The HUGE ISSUE and of course I ran into this right middle of the road like a brick wall - that even though ALL of my DENTAL ISSUES were caused by an Illness SJOGREN'S - NOT ONE Dentist even took my Medicare Advantage Plan or any type of Medicare Coverage plus even if I could have went through numerous appeals, Humana probably would have not covered but about 40% of the 15,000.00 PLUS - (turns out to be over 15,000.00 due to the dentist "leaving off" the charges for the LAST 11 TEETH pulled the day my dentures went in... which was another $147.00 EACH for the 11 - making it another about $1,517.00 or so OVER the ORIGINAL "treatment plan" I agreed upon and signed before the work began. This is a total outrage!!! There is NO WAY ANYONE, and most certainly MOST ON MEDICARE OR DISABILITY can AFFORD OUT OF THEIR POCKETS $15,000.00 IN DENTAL BILLS!!! But. I had NO CHOICE!!
As I have posted over the last
year when all of the mess began with my teeth suddenly "rotted" off at
the gum line and then falling out! I had 4 of them within 4 months
happen... well after the "whole mouth X-ray" revealed ALL of my teeth
were doing the same.... So, here I am with all of these Autoimmune
diseases, already a HUGE chance of infections due to the illnesses and
the medications I am on... and by the way that $15,000.00 was much
higher when I went for 2 other opinions!!! That was the Lowest in the
have told myself and said it here also... WE MUST FIGHT FOR DENTAL
HELP!!! When a chronic illness brings on this kind of destruction, there
should be coverage through medical insurance... the proof of how the
teeth "rotted" showed it was definitely Sjogren's that caused it... so
there is NO question as to a medical issue causing the dental stuff...
Anyway, this article caught my eye from Oregon... and I wanted to share
this with you also... this is another HUGE PRIORITY (among ALL of the
others we have with Autoimmune and Autoimmune Arthritic Illnesses....
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Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Sjogren's and Dental Issues!!! Needs to be a Priority!!!!
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