BAIRD BLOWS THE LID OFF MEDICARE PRIVATISATION AGENDA – WRITTEN BY Catherine King Federal Member for Ballarat Shadow Minister for Health

Priatising MEDICARE will destroy it. LNP can’t be trusted to look after the wellbeing of Australians their motto Profit before people.

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Friday, 11 March 2016

NSW Liberal Premier Mike Baird has today exposed the Liberals’ agenda to privatise Medicare, with his plan to allow private insurers to move into general practice.
 
The Liberal plan to allow private health insurers into GP practices would mark the end of Medicare as a universal health insurance scheme.
 
It will create a two-tier Americanised health system where those with private cover receive preferential access, and pensioners, benefit card holders and others who cannot afford private insurance are relegated to a safety net system.
 
This would be disastrous for patients, but also be disastrous for the health Budget, pushing up GP Fees.
 
The previous Minister for Health also toyed with this proposal, allowing a trial of private health insurance in general practice in QLD which saw an administration fee paid and guaranteed appointments within 24 hours for private health insurance customers. 

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