Dental & Mental Health into Medicare
The stress of finding the money for dental visits for my kids made me feel like a terrible mum. So when the Greens won the balance of power with Labor in 2010 and then delivered on $1000 worth of dental every two year for kids, I cried with relief. Now, we want to get dental into Medicare for everyone! Over two million Australian adults skip the dentist because they can’t afford it. The same difficulty is experienced by people trying to access mental health services in our region.
When the Greens held the balance of power federally in 2011 with the Labor party, we negotiated free dental for school children nationally.
This time we will push for unlimited dental and health treatment to be included in Medicare so that everyone - including flood-affected communities who will need ongoing mental health support - can access it when they need it.