Obamacare – No dentists within 100 miles

This is just the tip of the iceberg of Obamacare problems folks, and it’s going to get worse. So far, physicians and other health care providers can not be required to participate in any specific health care insurance plan. They have the option to say “no thank you” when it comes to any plan that would reimburse them less than their costs, or what they think to be the value of their service.

And this results in …

Zero covered dentists within 100 miles for mandatory dental plan under Obamacare

Today, it is time to take my kids in for their six-month cleaning, so I checked to see if their dentist is covered under my plan. They are not. OK – there are other dentists. Let’s see about within five miles of my house. Nope – not a single one. Within ten? Nope. Within 20? Nope. Within 50? Nope. Finally, what about within 100 miles? Nope. What is even worse is that the Anthem search feature doesn’t expand past 100 miles. I don’t know if there is any dentist in California that accepts my plan.

Does Sen. Harry Reid think the author – Scot Vorse – is lying? Maybe it’s just a computer glitch? Who knows, but we all know we have fewer choices when it comes to doctors, dentists and specialists under the Obamacare scheme. We told you so…

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Steve McGough

Steve's a part-time conservative blogger. Steve grew up in Connecticut and has lived in Washington, D.C. and the Bahamas. He resides in Connecticut, where he’s comfortable six months of the year.


  1. bien-pensant on March 28, 2014 at 7:54 am

    If you have the good fortune to live near a dental school, you might get routine services. Other than that, most procedures will be out of pocket.

  2. Dimsdale on March 28, 2014 at 9:08 am

    Maybe they can all pile into the ?bamacare express and come to that free dental clinic that is coming up in CT….

    The dentists will likely get the same compensation from ?bamacare as from their charitable service….

  3. scheidel21 on March 28, 2014 at 9:41 am

    This isn’t surprising if people thought the state of medical insurance and coverage was in a sad state they haven’t taken a look at Dental Insurance. Of course no one seems to care about that.

  4. sammy22 on March 28, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    In all the years that I have paid for health insurance I never had dental coverage included in the medical plan. I always had to pay for dental coverage separately. How did dental coverage for dental cleaning get wrapped up in Obamacare?

    • scheidel21 on March 28, 2014 at 1:14 pm

      Not sure I didn’t think anything was in te legislation regarding dental care. But it’s possible some of the higher tiered plans include some form of dental coverage. I know many companies like Aetna, and BC/BS also offer Dental Insurance in addition to their health insurance offerings. It’s also entirely possible that the plan itself doesn’t include any dental coverage and the person searching is just that daft.
      Either way doctors that accept the networks these plans are on are not as large as some of the other offerings.

    • Steve McGough on March 29, 2014 at 10:37 am

      Obamacare considers oral/dental care for children 18 and under an essential health benefit. …


      “Essential health benefits must include items and services within at least the following 10 categories: ambulatory patient services; emergency services; hospitalization; maternity and newborn care; mental health and substance use disorder services, including behavioral health treatment; prescription drugs; rehabilitative and habilitative services and devices; laboratory services; preventive and wellness services and chronic disease management; and pediatric services, including oral and vision care.

      Insurance policies must cover these benefits in order to be certified and offered in the Health Insurance Marketplace. States expanding their Medicaid programs must provide these benefits to people newly eligible for Medicaid.”

    • Plainvillian on March 30, 2014 at 10:59 am

      The solid gold health insurance plans for public employees have some form of dental coverage.? Such coverage is very expensive for mere citizens who must buy their own insurance.

  5. Gary J on March 29, 2014 at 8:59 am

    ?If I could have the name and address of that family ! I think I may have a? dentist in Paris Maine for them. One problem remains, you can’t get there from here.

    • Lynn on March 29, 2014 at 12:16 pm

      Ha, Ha, ?Gary you gave me my laugh for the day. Pepperidge Farms remembers


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