Dental services for pensioners

Discontinue free dental services for pensioners.  Treat them on same terms as aldults - they can still access the statutary exemptions if needed.

Why the contribution is important

This may free up some valuable NHS dental resources, without causing much individual expense.

by oldgit on August 03, 2018 at 03:19PM

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Comments

  • Posted by ManxMog August 04, 2018 at 10:31

    I feel it unfair to charge pensioners for dental care or prescriptions just because they are deemed elderly, a drain on society and receive a pension, many of whom receive basic pension.
    They have paid the NI, taxes and contributed to society all their lives and deserve respect from government not penalised for getting old.
    If government is that desperate consider charging half of what current NHS dental costs are from age 60 to 70 yrs but after 70yrs Free dental treatment.
  • Posted by onwardchristian August 04, 2018 at 12:52

    I would agree with the previous comment, charges should apply until age 70, then free after that. Even NHS charges are too much if you are on a basic pension.
  • Posted by philiom7776 August 04, 2018 at 16:21

    Arguing for the Subjugation of the benefits of one group as a solution for preservation or increase of benefits to another is solution to nothing and ultimately a benefit to no-one. An appalling view of how society should function.
  • Posted by Simister2 August 05, 2018 at 10:47

    Is this Island really so poor we need to start worrying the oldest members of our community with Dental charges.
  • Posted by Nicola2IOMGov August 09, 2018 at 09:09

    There should be no free dental work or prescriptions for pensioners unless they have chronic problems/special needs/needy.
    P.S. I am a pensioner.

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