12 May 2022
Major parties devalue the health of Australians
The major parties have allowed Medicare to decay and with it the right of all Australians to high quality primary healthcare.
Australians have seen the value of Medicare rebates, designed to help meet their medical costs, vaporise in the face of rising medical costs as multiple governments over multiple years have neglected to fund the rebates adequately.
“Australians value their health, but apparently Governments do not”, said Dr John Deery, Chair of the Australian GP Alliance.
“Medical inflation since 2010 has risen by approximately 5% per year. […]