The erosion of Medicare

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Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 16/05/2022 - 4:52am in


Health, Politics

Large out-of-pocket costs for specialist consultations driven by inadequate indexations are undermining Medicare. When Medicare was introduced in 1984 – replicating the key features of Medibank as it operated in 1975-76 – the policy intention was clear: access to health services by Australians should not be restricted by capacity to pay. As Dr Neal Blewett Continue reading »