Make Dental Care Part of Medicare

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Make Dental Care Part of Medicare

This petition had 12,596 supporters

May Kai-Best started this petition to Greg Hunt (Minister for Health) and

In many countries across Europe the public health system provides 100% cover for dental treatments. In Australia, dental care is not covered by Medicare which results in many Australians having untreated serious dental problems. Studies have shown that dental ailments can cause other health problems. By publicly funding dental care we can improve not only dental but also overall health and wellbeing through early intervention, saving costs. It's time our government take a long term view and make dental care part of medicare. 

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This petition had 12,596 supporters