Bye, bye the good free dental care I used to get.. The current Government has just closed the "Medicare Chronic Disease Dental Scheme" to which I was finding very useful which was free dental treatment, if one is on a chronic health care plan (arranged by a doctor). Sports drinks for POTS has thinned all the enamel on my teeth so I need to go to dentist every 6 mths and needed 5 fillings last year.. (the scheme last year saved me probably over $800) What I hate too is thou I use that scheme, our gov didnt even give us any notice at all that it was going to close it and Ive now found out too late. (I would of had to update things before 8th Sept to still be valid to the end of this year and as no one told me earlier, its too late for me to be able to go back to the dentist on it, . (Ive found out the gov has stopped this scheme via a letter from my dentist). This gov dont get a shit about those with chronic health conditions. Apparently the dental clinics themselves didnt know our gov was going to be doing this till just before they did. I guess this is just another thing we can all thank Juila Gillard for. Im peeved off as Ive been holding off that over due dental appointment off in favour of trying to get on top of my medical issues cause I didnt know.... and now my dental appointment and probably more treatment will be costing a lot. (It used to be a 2-3 year wait for a free appointment at the Adelaide dental clinic ...unless you are in agonsiing pain and often people by the time they get there, have teeth which arent savable.. so this other scheme for one like me who has now fragile teeth was great).