National Dental Program Would Help Free Up Hospital Staff: NDP

A national dental-care program for low-income households wouldn’t come cheap but would help cut down traffic at hospital emergency rooms, the NDP says.

“Too many Canadians end up in the emergency room because of dental problems that could be easily prevented if they could afford routine dental care,” MP Carol Hughes (Algoma-Manitoulin) said last month.

“But paying for regular visits to the dentist is simply out of reach for a lot of people.”

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