Tuesday, January 18, 2011
My daughter calls my dentist, "The Salesman of Crowns." I do believe if he says I need a crown today it will be my last visit with him.
I am going in for a routine cleaning and exam. A year ago I lost two front teeth to an long standing (starting about 40 years ago) gum problem with bone loss and had to get a bridge done that wiped out my dental benefits and then a lot more. That was followed by a tooth that died that required a root canal the next month that was 100% to be paid by me.
I did not have enough money in my medical reimbursement account and had to borrow money for my teeth. In addition to that I spent another $2,000 out of pocket on nondental medical expenses. So this year, I said I will put "extra money" in the medical reimbursement account and put in $4000. I called the health insurance provider regarding one of my upcoming doctor visits and found out my out of pocket is up to $3000!!!!!!!! (I have already
spent $700 of that just in January.) Well, guess they won't make money on me again....