By Susan Barbey

The Ensuring Lasting Smiles Act (S.560/H.R.1379)

Do you know that the National Foundation for Ectodermal Dysplasias (NFED) and NFED members are working like there will not be a tomorrow to see that a federal law is passed in this, the 116th U.S. Congress?

This federal law will require that medical plans provide necessary medical care and treatment to restore and improve the function of any missing/malformed body part resulting from congenital anomaly. This law will make reference to teeth and associated structures to end inappropriately applied dental exclusions for oral congenital anomaly, such as ectodermal dysplasia

If we, the ectodermal dysplasia community and Ensuring Lasting Smiles Act advocates, don’t pass this law before the new Congress is sworn in on January 3, 2021 (each Congress lasts two years), we have to start all over again. 

It Takes a Village

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If you would like email alerts for when it’s time to take action, register as an advocate.

If you have not joined the NFED advocacy private Facebook group so you are “in the know” about this bill, please join now.

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Health Insurance Claims and Teeth 101

Until this federal law is passed, please download this link and bookmark it.

Everything you need to know about how to find out what kind of health plan you have, what state congenital health laws apply (if any) to protect you and how to fight your health plan and get claims paid for your oral medical care and treatment due to ectodermal dysplasia is all in there. 

Health insurance is unfamiliar to most people. It doesn’t have to be this way. Health Insurance Claims and Teeth 101 was written with you in mind so that you will understand it.

Until a federal law is passed, empower yourself, win your claims and get paid.

Susan Barbey is a guest blogger and advocate for the NFED.

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