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To: Scott Morrison

Stop more changes and cuts to Medicare!

The Liberal Government has quietly announced over 1000 changes to how Medicare pays for important treatments and surgeries.

Changes that are coming into effect from 1 July include:
• General surgery
• Orthopaedic surgery
• Cardiac surgical services
• Vascular services (e.g. varicose veins)
• General Practice (GP) and Primary Care

The Government has not released full details of the over 1000 changes.

Why is this important?

Medical experts have already warned these changes will increase out of pocket costs – this means patients could be left paying hundreds of dollars for some common procedures and up to $10,000 for rarer conditions.

The Liberal Government has already cut billions in funding for Medicare and other health programs since 2014. What’s worse is that they froze the Medicare indexation rate, which undermines bulk-billing.

And they’ve already bungled the vaccine roll-out, the most important public health program in a generation.

Now we need to stop the Liberal Government from wrecking Medicare.


Reasons for signing

  • Because we can't sit down and do nothing while they destroy our way of life and our country.
  • Australian people already pay Medicare levy, Bulk billing gaps and are expected to have expensive private health cover. This latest plan by the Morrison Govt adds to an existing burden.
  • I don't want Australia to go down the same path as the US

Updates

2021-06-20 15:06:20 +1000

50,000 signatures reached

2021-06-14 00:20:21 +1000

20,000 signatures reached

2021-06-10 10:20:14 +1000

10,000 signatures reached

2021-06-08 20:57:21 +1000

5,000 signatures reached

2021-06-08 17:06:11 +1000

1,000 signatures reached

2021-06-08 16:58:53 +1000

500 signatures reached