SUDBURY – Today, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh announced the unprecedented commitment of making the first step towards free dental care for all Canadians. Including dental care in our health care system for those who don’t get the care they need will help millions of Canadians.
“No one should have to deal with the pain or lifelong damage of going without dental care,” said Singh. “Some people have workplace insurance plans – but millions of Canadians don’t have any dental coverage at all. Trudeau’s Liberals refuse to even consider helping these Canadians. This doesn’t make sense. We need to ensure people are getting the care they need.”
Millions of Canadians don’t visit the dentist every year because they can’t afford to. Liberals and Conservatives chose to ignore these needs. New Democrats will work together with provincial partners and health professionals to expand Medicare to include dental services.
“Our Denticare plan is a down payment on Tommy Douglas’ vision – comprehensive dental care as part of our healthcare system,” added Singh. “Unlike the Liberals and the Conservatives, New Democrats are going to help people who need it, right now.”
This is all part of the NDP’s New Deal for People to make life more affordable for families, young people and seniors.