The recent U.S. Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling on the Affordable Care Act has brought dental insurance coverage back into news headlines with approximately one out of every two Americans living without dental insurance.
By now it’s conventional wisdom that the American healthcare system is somewhat broken and most dentists think that dental insurance is at least as broken as medical insurance.
The Wealthy Dentist conducted a survey of dentists asking if dental insurance is just as broken as medical insurance.
Asked one dentist respondent, “At $1,000 per year in benefits, sometimes hardly paying for one tooth, how can you even call it insurance?”
But another dentist disagreed, “Dental insurance is wonderful. People who would never attend the dentist now have good care. The fact that some dentists charge more than the plans pay is their problem. I make my living from dental insurance.”
To hear more of what dentists had to say about dental insurance, Click on Play to watch the following video —
What are your thoughts on dental insurance? Friend or foe?