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Many Americans forgo dental insurance
Updated: 6/17/2010 7:00:49 PM

Many Americans forgo dental insurance A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found that 70 percent of people in the U.S. who buy their own health insurance opt against purchasing a dental policy.

By 2014, new health laws will require all adults to purchase health benefits, or be faced with a fine. However, the reform does not mandate dental insurance.

In contrast, new laws will make it mandatory for children to have dental care insurance. In addition to healthy oral hygiene, people who advocate for dental care are also emphasizing how lack of treatment can lead to heart disease and diabetes.

Researchers also discovered that a lack of dental care coverage was greatly associated with a person or family's income, which showed individuals with higher pay had better dental coverage. However, the 90 million estimated American who receive health benefits through Medicare and Medicaid do not receive dental insurance.

Individuals and families with little or no insurance can benefit from researching discount dental plans which may help them being among the uninsured. These programs can help patients visit dentists on a regular basis and receive services that can prevent further oral and health complications.

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