As we get older, the need for prescription medications, and non-prescription medications, becomes more and more likely. Medications are necessary for pain relief and defeating sickness caused by bacteria and disease. Unfortunately, many medications can have negative effects on our oral health.
Below, we have listed nine common medical ailments and treatments that affect our oral health and what we can do to either prevent or lessen them.
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Former employers are beginning to drop retiree health insurance coverage.
The health insurance cancellation letters are already in the mail. The retirees who receive these letters will now be required to provide their own health insurance that their former employers once provided for them.
Some companies, fortunately, are at least offering a stipend for these retirees to help them with the costs.
IBM in particular plans to give about 110,000 retirees payment to buy coverage on a health-insurance exchange. The company told The Wall Street Journal that the growing cost of health care through the new health care reform is making its current retirees’ benefit plan unsustainable and moving retirees to health insurance exchanges will also relieve the company from having to manage their benefits.
Their decision has become a model for other large companies—Time Warner and General Electric, for example—who are also struggling to find ways to offer their employees and retirees health care coverage with the growing rates of health care.