We live in Arkansas. My dad has Medicaid. However, it turns out most dentists do not accept Medicaid, and those that do, provide a limited number of services . So, I tried to purchase a dental plan for my dad at healthcare.gov, but they told me that he was not eligible and had to use his Medicaid.
So it doesn't make sense for me: if my dad was making let's say $10,000 a year, he would be able to purchase a discounted dental plan, right ? Why don't they sell the same plan to a no income person?
He can't use Medicaid, because it sucks! It blows my mind: if one makes little money, then she/he can purchase a discounted dental plan. But if one doesn't make any money, she/he is not eligible to purchase the same dental plan . Is that how it works ? So a person with no income must pay the full price, and can't get a discounted insurance as folks with the low income :( :( :(