Each year millions of Australians will skip seeing the dentist because of the cost. This often leads to severe health complications that could have been prevented with a trip to the dentist.
Meanwhile, Australia is experiencing a hidden mental health epidemic, and the capped 10 rebated sessions to see a psychologist is not enough.
The last time the Greens in the balance of power we used our leverage to win dental into Medicare for kids. Now the Greens have a plan to bring dental and mental health into Medicare for everyone.
The Greens will
- Bring dental into Medicare so every Australian can see the dentist for free
- Remove the 10 session cap, and introduce unlimited Medicare covered sessions to see a psychologist or psychiatrist
- Increase the mental health rebate to 100% of the scheduled fee to reduce out of pocket expenses