Who profits most from America’s baffling health-care system? Hint: it isn’t big pharma

By |2023-11-19T11:02:32-05:00October 8th, 2023|insurance, News|

On october 4th more than 75,000 employees of Kaiser Permanente, a large health-care chain, began a three-day strike. The walkout was the biggest in the history of America’s health sector, and called attention to the staffing shortages plaguing the country’s hospitals and clinics. In the same week ten drugmakers said they would negotiate medicine prices with Medicare, the public

Nearly 6 in 10 Americans report problems with their health coverage

By |2023-06-15T14:05:17-04:00June 15th, 2023|insurance, News|

Nearly 6 in 10 Americans report experiencing at least one problem with their health insurance in the past year, ranging from denied claims to difficulties finding an in-network doctor. That’s according to a new poll out this morning from KFF, a nonprofit that conducts health policy research. The issues appear pervasive for both Americans with

How Cigna Saves Millions by Having Its Doctors Reject Claims Without Reading Them

By |2023-03-28T10:47:54-04:00March 28th, 2023|insurance, News|

When a stubborn pain in Nick van Terheyden’s bones would not subside, his doctor had a hunch what was wrong. Without enough vitamin D in the blood, the body will pull that vital nutrient from the bones. Left untreated, a vitamin D deficiency can lead to osteoporosis. A blood test in the fall of 2021

Everything You Need To Know About Dental Insurance

By |2021-11-05T14:07:54-04:00November 5th, 2021|insurance, News|

Thinking about getting dental insurance? Confused by all the details and pricing? You don’t have to be. Benzinga has put together this easy to follow and informative guide to help you find exactly the right type of dental insurance you’re looking for. What is Dental Insurance? Dental insurance is there to help you lower the

2021 USA Dental Statistics 2021

By |2021-10-30T14:09:17-04:00October 30th, 2021|Covid, insurance, News|

The average American adult with good overall dental health (only a few small problems like cavities) spends $1,000 a year on dental care without insurance. National dental expenditures in the United States are around $130 billion a year and growing. Driving this growth are an ageing American population, an increased demand for cosmetic dentistry, and

Why you don’t need dental insurance to go to the dentist

By |2021-10-30T13:52:30-04:00October 30th, 2021|insurance, News|

Americans have a tendency to avoid the dentist. More than 40% of Americans said they don’t see a dentist as often as they would like, according to a 2018 survey by the American Dental Association. People have lots of reasons for not going, including fear, inconvenience and trouble finding a dentist who take their insurance.

All seniors need their teeth. That means they all deserve dental coverage through Medicare. | Opinion

By |2021-10-27T11:33:33-04:00October 27th, 2021|insurance, Medicare, News, seniors|

Luckily, we don’t live in a world where anyone is debating whether Medicare should cover a broken finger because pinkies aren’t considered an important part of the body. But when it comes to insurance for dental care, that’s how the mouth has long been regarded. Since 1965, when Medicare was created, oral health care was

ADA, state dental society advocacy results in nearly 100 dental insurance reform proposals

By |2021-09-22T08:17:10-04:00September 20th, 2021|ada, insurance, Legislation|

Working closely with the ADA, state dental society advocacy efforts have resulted in nearly 100 dental insurance reform proposals in state legislatures during the 2020-21 season. In all, 26 significant dental insurance reform bills became law in 16 states.   Dr. White “As America’s leading oral health advocate, the ADA works tirelessly to influence public

Retroactive denial laws a priority for ADA advocacy

By |2021-07-24T21:23:48-04:00July 22nd, 2021|ada, insurance|

People don’t become dentists to spend their time navigating the insurance claims process. They do it to take care of people. Unfortunately, the reality of dealing with insurance carriers and their varying claims policies can create headaches not only for dentists and their front-office staff, but for patients as well.   Dr. Watson “It can

Dental Insurance Is the Next Industry That Badly Needs Reform

By |2021-07-13T18:14:39-04:00July 13th, 2021|insurance, insurance executives, News|

In the last decade, most debate and discussion on reforms related to healthcare have focused on Americans’ general health insurance plans and costs. And for good reason. And though our health system is convoluted and complicated, it gets even more complex when we examine what is happening with dental care. The intersection of hefty insurance

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