Expand Medicare to Include Dentalcare
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While Canada's medicare system was launched in the 1960s, some notable exclusions remain. Vision, pharmaceuticals, mental health, and dental care are all aspects of health that remain largely uncovered by our public health system. Brandon Doucet, dentist and member of the Coalition for Dentalcare, and Thomas Lange, health economist and research coordinator at the University of Calgary, join Team Advantage to discuss the potential ways health coverage could be expanded to include dentalcare.

Follow the Coalition for Dentalcare on Twitter @for_dentalcare, and follow Tom Lange @TomLangeYYC.

Read Brandon's piece in Passage on the topic here: https://readpassage.com/as-a-dentist-i-know-canada-needs-universal-public-dental-care/

Read Tom's research papers here: https://www.policyschool.ca/authors/thomas-christopher-lange/

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