Why do I need separate dental insurance?
October 25, 2010 10:44 AM Subscribe
Why did our (admittedly flawed) health insurance system develop in such a way that excludes dentistry from covered services?
posted by mccxxiii to health & fitness (28 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
Why do I have to have separate dental insurance? My teeth are just as much a part of my body as my lungs or my kidneys are. Why are dental services not covered by regular health insurance?
To be clear: I have dental "insurance" provided through my employer, the same way I get my health insurance, but it's a different policy/different terms/different plastic card.
I just don't understand why it's not all one thing.