Tag Archives: Dental care

JOHN MENADUE. Private Health Insurance vs dental care.

Australian health would be much improved if the $11 billion subsidy for private health insurance was abolished and part of those funds allocated to universal dental care within Medicare.  

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JOHN MENADUE. Dental Care – Medicare – Private Health Insurance.

  Funding a Medicare dental scheme instead of the subsidy to PHI.  The PHI subsidy of over $10 billion p.a. would be much better spent on a Medicare dental scheme. In the following article Jennifer Doggett in Croakey, reports that … Continue reading

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Patrick Shanahan. Connecting the Mouth to the Body

Why is dentistry not part of health care?  Most people cannot understand why the mouth is not included in medical management, especially since there is mounting evidence that oral and dental infection can cause medical complications that cost many times … Continue reading

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