To make life easier for Quebecers, the leader of the Quebec Liberal Party, Philippe Couillard, has committed to extending dental care coverage for close to 1.2 million people.
In a second Liberal government mandate:
- Children’s dental care coverage will now extend to children aged 16 and under;
- Seniors who receive the guaranteed income supplement will have free access to basic dental care.
This commitment to the health of Quebec’s children and seniors will represent an additional investment of 150 million dollars each year.
- Upon presentation of a valid Medicare card, children under the age of 10 can currently receive basic dental services free of charge;
- Upon presentation of their Medicare card and their valid individual or family claim slip, recipients of last resort financial assistance, and their dependents, currently receive free basic dental services.