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  •  My COBRA policy ends 5/31/14 (8+ / 0-)

    My COBRA cost per month: $414 and change, with no dental coverage. My new policy: $113 and $18 for dental per month, for practically the same policy.

    Hell, yeah I'm happy! That means this fall I'm going for my GIS certificate!

    “Judge: Are you trying to show contempt for this court? Mae West: I was doin' my best to hide it.” ― Mae West

    by Rogneid on Fri May 30, 2014 at 02:53:39 PM PDT

    •  Wow (1+ / 0-)
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      Congratulations! Dental is huge (says the person who had a filling done on Wednesday).

      "The NSA’s capability at any time could be turned around on the American people, and no American would have any privacy left, such is the capability to monitor everything. [...] There would be no place to hide."--Frank Church

      by Joan McCarter on Fri May 30, 2014 at 03:04:09 PM PDT

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      •  I'm on my state's Medicaid now, (4+ / 0-)
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        scott jones, hbk, Joan McCarter, KenBee

        thanks to the ACA.  But two years ago, in an effort to save money, dental care was stripped from adult benefits in Illinois.
        Just heard a news item yesterday that the state hasn't saved any money by doing this, as untended dental problems can result in hospitalization for very serious illnesses.  So the general assembly is working to restore the benefit.

        Hey GOP! You'll get my Obamacare when you pry it from my cold, dead hands. And thanks to Obamacare, that just may be awhile.

        by jazzmaniac on Fri May 30, 2014 at 04:59:50 PM PDT

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    •  I don't understand how people get dental (0+ / 0-)

      I got a silver plan in WI and I even checked the platinum plans and not one included dental.  Then I heard the law included pediatric dental only.  My son has 4 sideways wisdom teeth and he needs dental badly.  

      OT but I'm pretty upset our nobody in our network can see either of us until Nov for a physical.  My hypertension has been untreated for 6 years and I am having pains.  My depression and anxiety is over the top after being cut off from unemployment the first of the year and a death in the family.  While trying to just get a checkup for the hbp, I was told to go to the ER since I admitted it was a hard phone call to make and I was feeling pretty suicidal.  They also told me they would not see me because I owed $100 from 2004 but wouldn't let me talk to anyone about it.

      •  New patient appointments are always (2+ / 0-)
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        QuelleC, KenBee

        hard to come by where I live and have been for over a decade. Often it helps to call back frequently hoping for a cancellation. Eventually, they'll find a slot for you, IME.

        Fry, don't be a hero! It's not covered by our health plan!

        by elfling on Fri May 30, 2014 at 05:16:28 PM PDT

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