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Try and Find a Doctor with your health insurance

Jul
21

I’ve had a primary doctor for many years. I would like to keep this Doctor. The Doctor does take Healthnet, but for some reason Healthnet has an issue with their system and they can’t seem to find my primary care physician. I picked health insurance through Healthcare.gov a few months ago and it was a painful experience, although I finally was able to accomplish it. Here is my experience with Healthcare.gov. I picked Healthnet as they accepted my Doctor at the time I chose my insurance provider. I was told by my physician that Healthnet and my physician are trying to work it out. Now it is time to find a dermatologist in my area. It took me several phone calls, but I finally found one. The first few I called didn’t take Healthnet as an insurance provider. I finally found one that would take Healthnet, but they were booked 3 weeks out which is too long to wait. They are also 20 miles away. I kept searching and found a dermatologist in my area and they couldn’t take me in for 2 weeks so I badgered them a bit and I have an appointment in a couple of days. Why is it so hard to get health insurance and find a doctor? Have you run into problems like this? I guess if you have a major issue you go to the emergency room. Going to the emergency room is a whole other level of pain for another article.

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Dentist Pricing

Apr
19

I went to the dentist this morning because I have a broken tooth. They say I need a root canal and a crown. I almost fell over when they quoted me the price of $1080 for the root canal and $1070 for the crown. Then they went on to tell me I needed other work that the periodontist would need to take a look at. I have to pay out of pocket for the procedures because I don’t have dental insurance. I can’t believe that it is that expensive. It has been a while since I have been into to see the dentist. I called my insurance company Aetna to see about adding dental insurance. They said they would get back to me in 24 hours. I will see if I can mitigate some of the financial damages.