There’s plenty of buzz about how proposed changes to health care coverage will affect the nation. Millions of people are rightly concerned about the future of their family’s medical (and dental) treatment.
Will The New Bill Affect Dental Care?
According to the Health Affairs Blog, while the Trump administration’s proposed plan would make many changes to health care, it’s not expected to impact the dental field as extensively. That’s because the current Affordable Care Act didn’t stipulate much in the way of dental care for adults.
But the previously mandatory pediatric dental benefits may change. People dependent on Medicaid dental coverage would also be significantly impacted.
What You Can Do Now
In the face of uncertainty, it doesn’t hurt to take advantage of the benefits you have right now. Don’t put off getting that aching tooth looked at. Bite the bullet and get that filling done. Make the most of any preventative dental treatments your family is entitled to. If you currently have coverage for routine dental cleanings and checkups, it might be a good idea to get your scheduled before your coverage changes.
Talk It Out With Your Dentist
Your local dental office has probably already had many discussions with patients about potential changes to health care coverage. Plan a visit as soon as possible to find out what changes they are anticipating. The practice likely has a system in place to make payment easier on the uninsured. Ask whether any financing plans are available.
How new plans affect dental care remains to be seen. But that makes it all the more urgent to do what you can now with the resources at your disposal. Schedule a dental checkup today to get on top of your oral health.
Posted on behalf of:
Fair Lakes Family Dentistry
15103 Mason Rd, Ste. B-8
Cypress, TX 77433
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