Federal rates for 2024 have not yet been determined by Ottawa. (Archive photo)
They could then have to make their decision without knowing what rates will be reimbursed by Ottawa. Government sources assure that everything has been optimized to have the greatest number of professionals registering for the program.
In a news release, federal Health Minister Mark Holland says Ottawa is committed to ensuring oral health care providers have the information required to participate in the plan.
Sources working for the federal government say the dental plan required a lot of work from civil servants to meet the deadline. We had limited experience and we had to arrive on time for a date, we were told to justify the way in which the new dental insurance is deployed. Elders and denturists have shared many criticisms and questions about the diet.
Obviously, we couldn't put the plan in place overnight with 9 million people to insure.
A quote from Federal Government Source
The establishment of the Canadian Dental Care Plan was a condition imposed by the New Democratic Party of Canada to support the minority Liberals in key votes in the House of Commons.
The government estimates that nearly 9 million Canadians will be able to benefit from the new dental insurance.