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January 29th, 2011 19:23 pm | by Ed |

I've got something of a difficulty. A lot of the medical problems that I've had in the last year or so are directly or indirectly related to some serious dental issues that have been getting worse over the last five years or more.

The problem is that, as many know, Medicare doesn't cover dental. That I have been able to find out, neither do any Medicare part D plans that I've ever heard of and of course, medicaid doesn't do anything useful in that regard either. This leaves me needing to come up with a general health insurance plan or dental insurance plan that covers the dental work that I need which is likely going to be a bunch of x-rays, extractions and eventually getting fitted for dentures.

I've never understood why Medicare doesn't pay for this at all, teeth problems can become very serious issues and be the cause of a LOT of pain and suffering. I'm thinking that when they created Medicare part D they should also have created Part E which would take care of dental needs.

I'm not talking about having a mouthful of gold fillings or titanium dentures. I just want the problem teeth gone and a good serviceable set of dentures to replace 'em with.

Believe me, if I had the $10,000 that such a thing would cost to do right, I'd do it in a heartbeat.

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