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Federal Election 2019

Nine in 10 older Australians want universal dental care

Nine in 10 older Australians want the government to introduce a universal dental care scheme, according to the most recent YourLifeChoices Friday Flash Poll.

Health

Can we get affordable dental care for older Australians?

Australia should introduce a Medicare-style universal insurance scheme for primary dental care, according to a new Grattan Institute report.

Health

Two in three Aussies delaying dental visits due to costs

New research has revealed that two in five Australians (39 per cent) did not visit a dentist at all last year, and 61 per cent delay dental treatments due to the expense.

Health news

New service puts overcharging dentists on notice

Gold Coast dentist David Hills was so “alarmed” at how many Australians avoided dental treatment that he launched a comparison site which also extends interest-free loans for expensive oral work.

Health Insurance

Dentists fuming over ‘low-value’ private health extras cover

The Australian Dental Association has called for tax incentives to allow individuals to save for their own health care as an alternative to taking out general treatment cover.

News

Oral health that is doing you more harm than good

Brushing your teeth regularly is one of the best ways to maintain oral health, but some attempts at dental hygiene may be doing more harm than good.

Federal Budget 2016

Budget 2016/17: Targeted welfare safety net

If you currently receive the Clean Energy Supplement think yourself lucky, as those who are granted an Age Pension after 1 July 2017 will not receive this additional payment.

Health Checks

Dental assistance

Elizabeth would like to help her husband have his teeth cared for but isn’t sure if there’s any public dental assistance available.

Federal Budget

Budget measure: Improved dental health care

Is enough being done for dental health care in the upcoming budget?

Health news

Affordable dental care for pensioners

Pensioners and concession card holders are set to benefit from easier access to affordable dental care under a $4 billion Dental Health Reform package announced by the Federal Government.

Federal Budget

Where the savings will come from

The Government will make $33.6 billion worth of savings to fund the return to surplus promised in 2012/13. Less than half of these savings will come from taxes.

Federal Budget

National Disability Insurance Scheme

An NDIS will fundamentally change the way disability care and support is provided

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