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Forward, not Backward
Demand Action on Children's Dental Care
Dental health is an important part of our health care system. Unfortunately, it is also one of the most privatized parts of the system, forcing families to pay out-of-pocket for dental care.
Currently, the Government of Nova Scotia only covers 5.1% of the cost of dental health care in the province and that is down from 17.2% in 1990. The rest is paid either out-of-pocket (about 41%) or by employer-provided insurance (about 53%). 
The largest program that covers dental health publicly in Nova Scotia is the Children's Oral Health program (COHP). Created in 1974,...