When Is Insurance Not Really Insurance? When You Need Pricey Dental Care.

(By David Tuller for Kaiser Health News)

I’m 61 years old and a San Francisco homeowner with an academic position at the University of California-Berkeley, which provides me with comprehensive health insurance. Yet, to afford the more than $50,000 in out-of-pocket expenses required for the restorative dental work I’ve needed in the past 20 years, I’ve had to rely on handouts — from my mom. Continue reading article here…

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