Policy initiative: Medicare-funded Denticare

Dentistry Medicare Public health Australian federal election 2019 The Greens Australia

If you break a toe, your doctor and local hospital can provide the treatment you need, free of charge. But with dental care excluded from Medicare – what do you do if you break a tooth? Poorly funded and highly restricted public dental care, and huge out of pocket costs in the private health system, means millions of Australians put off visiting the dentist. All Australians should be able to visit the dentist when they need to. That’s why the Greens will invest $5.8 billion to provide Medicare-funded dental care to all young people, aged pensioners and concession card holders.

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