Make Dental Care Part of Medicare

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Tess McNamara
2 weeks ago
I’m signing this because dental care should no longer be categorised as cosmetic. Not only is it necessary for basic health. It is only very deeply connected to psychological well-being as well. Something that needs to be fiercely preserved after the pandemic

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David Fraser
Sep 10, 2021
Strong personal belief

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Sam Hawton
Aug 8, 2021
This NEEDS to happen and the government NEEDS to make this 100% compulsory with all dental businesses or they get shut down (yes that is how serious I am and want to be about this)! I'm only 18 (turning 19 next month) and have just minor dental problems compared to others (mainly just by being an idiot and not brushing my teeth often enough as a kid) and I want to go to the dentists just for a checkup and minor cleaning and whitening. But I've heard it's really expensive and NOT covered by Medicare at all. But what's worse, many Australian dental businesses don't even have prices of their services clearly on their website and/or at all. I don't want to call those businesses myself, as I'm a shy person and honestly, that's what the websites are for anyway.

Anyway, Australian Government and everyone else, PLEASE make this happen and make it 100% mandatory!!!

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danielle white
Aug 7, 2021
Every Australian deserves dental care

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Jodie Caltabiano
Jul 19, 2021
It's ridiculous that it isn't, issues with the teeth and gums can turn life threatening, can stop people from being able to go about their day and stop them from being able to function normally. Teeth are an important part of the body, and dental care is a necessary, therefore it should be covered as a necessary.

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Kevin Singh
Jun 29, 2021
All types of health care should be covered by Medicare, not just those you get in a hospital.

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Ferdinand Guba
May 18, 2021
because dental support is as important as any other part of the health and the cost are not affordable in Australia

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Amanda Kennaway
May 15, 2021
Affordability is unbelievable 

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Marie Stewart
May 14, 2021
Neglected teeth contribute to ill health. Tooth pain is unbearable. Good healthy teeth are the basis for a healthy body and mind.

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Paul Peters
Apr 28, 2021
A smile changes allows people to stop feeling insecure, improve life. I spent a large sum of my own super just so I can smile and be the best I can be.