My husband is disabled and has Medicare for insurance, but there is no dental insurance. As retired senior citizen he needs dental insurance, without dental coverage the costs are too high. I too am retired and I too have Medicare. My consider is my husband in dental insurance. Please direct me too someone who can help a senior citizens who needs dental insurance. The plans are too high for our pockets, why can’t we get one free for senior citizens? Have you look around and a whole lot of senior citizens don’t have teeth in there mouth at all because they cannot afford dental insurance.


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Depending on where you live you may have access to programs that offer low cost dental work for seniors. This includes "donated dental service" programs. The only health plans that truly offer free dental are CHIP plans for low-income families.

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Barbara Desmeuchet on


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I an a senior citizen that is in need of dental assistance and i can not afford it. I have Medicaid only.

kathy Thompson on


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A year ago my dad went to a clinic and had all his teeth pulled. He had to wait a month to have bone reconstructive surgery. Then waited another month,went to get his dentures and was told it would be $1400.00..My mom said they never told her that from the beginning. She asked them for any paper work showing the costs or anything with her signature and they told her they didn’t have any paperwork to support the costs or any agreement. My mom is in hospital,critical,so I am trying to help my dad dentures.

Diane Smith on

I’m on disability and do not have dental insurance and in need of a tooth extraction and partial denture because I receive disability which is not enough to take care of this type of service I have problem with eating because of the teeth that are missing I also have digestive stomach problems IBS and ileostomy. I would like any information that you can help me with because this is a serious problem that I don’t have enough money to take care of because of my low income if you could help me with this issue I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you in advance for taking the time to review my situation and I look forward to hearing from someone that could assist me with some options regarding this problem.

RICHARD KIRKHAM on

My 77 year old SENIOR sister needs 16 teeth extracted and 6 fillings, then dentures, upper and lower. She has not seen a dentist in 30 years and finally realizes her mistake… Where can we find greatly discounted dental care (Extractions, Fillings and Dentures) for these challenges?Most ads turn out to be misleading, i.e., full price!
Thank you for your guidance!
Rk

BONNIE PELZ on

I have heart issues and in need of a dentist urgently. Except for 5 teeth on my lower bottom the rest of my teeth are broke down to the.gum. I’m horribly scared & I’m 65 years old * afraid I’m going to die from this.

ObamaCareFacts.com on

Very often local dental schools will do free or low cost work. Also Medicaid may be an option depending on income, especially if you aren’t at Medicare age. I would also try contacting a public hospital for local assistance.

Anna BUSHFLAUTT on

Need a root canal and replace a crown it’s too costly deep cleaning and more , I can’t afford these services even with insurance the price is over $ 5,000 , please help.

Renee Williams on

I am in the same situation…no healthcare…no dental care; both too expensive for what I get from social security each month. I bet if the government would deny themselves dental care to see how having none works for them, perhaps they would understand the mature senior community who goes without one of the most essential healthcare needs…that’s dental care. INCLUDE full dental care along with Medicare from age 62 and over. Why are we denied full healthcare coverage when we retire? I have teeth now that need serious repair, but no insurance. I used over $2,000 on a CareCredit Card (through Synchrony Bank) with very high monthly payments. I cannot use that card until it’s paid for. I have no other medical or dental coverage, nor do I have the financial means to afford any. I do not have Obamacare for the same reason. NOT affordable! God does not like “ugly” and our American Government needs a serious overhaul to come into standards with how to treat not just its poor…but its senior citizens who have worked for many years…hard working people…to just retire and be denied an essential health care need such as dental care.

Renee Williams on

I am in the same situation…no healthcare…no dental care; both too expensive for what I get from social security each month. I bet if the government would deny themselves dental care to see how having none works for them, perhaps they would understand the mature senior community who goes without one of the most essential healthcare needs…that’s dental care. INCLUDE full dental care along with Medicare from age 62 and over. Why are we denied full healthcare coverage when we retire? I have teeth now that need serious repair, but no insurance. I used over $2,000 on a CareCredit Card (through Synchrony Bank) with very high monthly payments. I cannot use that card until it’s paid for. I have no other medical or dental coverage, nor do I have the financial means to afford any. I do not have Obamacare for the same reason. NOT affordable! God does not like “ugly” and our American Government needs a serious overhaul to come into standards with how to treat not just its poor…but its senior citizens who have worked for many years…hard working people…to just retire and be denied an essential health care need such as dental care.

Kathy Schmidt on

I will be living on social security soon. I need dental work badly. Is there any help? I can’t afford insurance.

Michelle Sheetz on

Where can a 62 year old senior get a reduced fee root canal and cavities filled . I live in northern CA
Near Sacramento.

PHyllis Jumps on

I only get 733 a month there is no way That I can afford dental insurance by the time I pay rent an a light bill car payment insurance my cash is gone I have heart disease an I am disabled can not work

Gregory Cooper on

Need free dental care.

donna fowler and patricia a jackson on

need to get some kind of free dental insurance here in michigan

Eve Scott on

Need Front tooth chipped,and teeth cleaning. I am 66, live in 38141 zip code.

John Stevens on

I live in Parlin NJ. I need to have teeth extracted and full upper and lower dentures. I live on a low income (social security) and really can’t afford this type of work. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

THANKS

Erin on

Some states cover denture services (as well as other services) under Medicaid. New Jersey covers this benefit. Since you are on Social Security you may also be on Medicare which means you fall in a special category of individuals that are dual eligible (both Medicare and Medicaid). Usually, under the base ACA provisions most of these individuals are left in a strange position of owing copays, deductibles, and premiums despite their low incomes. However, the ACA does include incentives for states to improve the coverage of dual eligible patients at a state level and New Jersey is among the states that have stepped up to the plate. You can find out more about the program available in New Jersey here.

Mae on

I to need denture,butI can not afford them.I have Medicare,but they don’t help.I need help with a program that can assist seniors like myself.where can we get help

Laurie on

It is a shame that the elderly (me included) basically only have two options. I don’t know the percentages but there are the semi-poor or semi-rich. You can or can’t afford dental insurance. Yes, the medicare advantage plans have dental, but they cover cleanings and x-rays. Most of us don’t have teeth to clean. I not ungrateful just have a suggestion. If people don’t have any teeth to clean, why can’t they use the $$$$ from the cleaning and apply it to dentures. What a GREAT IDEA!!!!

Erin on

Thank you for speaking up about this issue. Many younger Americans think Medicare is free and that it covers costs for free. They also generally don’t understand just how costly dental work can be as you get older. Low income Medicare recipients may also qualify for Medicaid assistance, but the dental coverage offered by Medicaid (if any) vary state to state. If you are low income and on Medicare, you should definitely contact your state’s Medicaid program and see if your eligible for any additional assistance. Most states don’t cover “dual eligible” folks well enough and there was a grant available from CMS for states looking to change the coverage and eligibility for this group (primarily disabled and elderly fixed income). If your state isn’t offering enough assistance, you should write/contact your state level congressional representatives or the Health Care Authority and let them know. They are the folks most capable of addressing the issue directly.

Susie on

I am on Medicare but I have no dental insurance c is there a program to help seniors with dentures

james nichols on

sounds good where do i get chip in denver co

ObamaCareFacts.com on

CHIP is obtained via your state medicaid department.

https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/hcpf/colorado-medicaid

Margaret Suri on

I have Medicare and they don’t allow me to have Dental plans, I need Dentures very badly, what can I do to find a way to have my teeth fixed. I am in a lot of pain, they are so loose and I can only eat soft foods. Thank you

ObamaCareFacts.com on

Sometimes there will be free or low cost dental work offered by the local dental schools. In other cases local charities can help. Also, depending on income you may be duel eligible for Medicaid. Also, some dentists offices will work on a payment plan with you.

stevsn linebaugh on

I have dental insurance , but can’t afford out of pocket money to complete services . Is there a listing of dentist who will provide service and accept insurance as complete payment for service needed ?

ObamaCareFacts.com on

You would want to check with your insurer on that one.