Federal government has subjected that it will be funding $4.1 billion under a new plan, designed for dental treatment. With this grant, it is being believed that almost 3.5 million children will be funded by Medicare for their dental treatment.
The declaration of the plan was made today by Health Minister Tanya Plibersek and The Greens. Details revealed that out of the total grant, $1.3 billion will be rolled for the improvement of public dental care schemes, which are under the responsibility of the states. States are responsible for providing the dental care treatment to those availing pensions and those, who are concession card holders.
Further, federal Health Minister asserted that even the dental department in the rural and regional areas will be benefitted by the plan, as more than $225 million will be sanctioned for their betterment.
However, the government made no comments and has no answers as to how they will fund the new plan, as $1 billion has been sanctioned for the already existing Medicare Chronic Disease Dental Scheme, from the 2013 budget surplus. The new plan is expected to be implemented by January 2014.
“All of the details of the budget are made clear in the mid-year economic and fiscal outlook and this will all be accounted for then”, Ms Plibersek said.
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