The Federation of Greek Elderly Citizen Clubs of Melbourne and Victoria has sent a letter to Prime Minister Scott Morrison asking to include “extremely expensive dental treatments” under the Medicare scheme.
“It is very difficult for an Australian pensioner to pay for dental care. Extremely expensive dental treatments are a luxury for many pensioners,” Chairman of the Federation, Giannis Kostoulias, wrote in the letter.
“This results in the creation of more health problems and the burden of public hospitals. Shouldn’t it be included in Medicare?”
Mr Kostoulias goes on to congratulate Mr Morrison for his assistance to pensioners during the COVID-19 crisis.
“We would like to thank you for the recent $1,500 allowance given to pensioners in two installments on March-April 2020 and July 2020,” Mr Kostoulias added.
The Federation offers its support to 111 Greek senior clubs with 22,000 members and is the largest in the Victoria area.
“Thank you for all that you do for pensioners and thank you for what you do for Australia,” the letter concludes.