The federal government has announced its 2023-2024 fiscal year budget, including a brand-new dental care plan for Canada.
“We will begin rolling out a dental care plan that will eventually cover up to 9 million uninsured Canadians,” Chrystia Freeland said in a press conference on Tuesday.
“This will mean that no Canadian ever again will need to choose between taking care of their teeth and paying the bills at the end of the month. It will mean you can’t tell the size of someone’s paycheck by their smile.”
The move comes after the success of another dental plan introduced in December last year. However, that one only covered children.
So far, it has helped keep more than 240,000 kids healthy without impacting their guardians’ and parents’ finances.
The new Canadian Dental Care Plan will roll out by the end of this year and will span over five years.