Dec 12, 2014

Abbott’s co-payment con

Families in the Inner West could still pay more to see the doctor despite the Abbott Government’s claim the GP Tax is gone.

In a devious move, Abbott has now decided to reduce the amount of funding the Government provides to doctors by $5 per visit.

This puts the onus on doctors to decide whether they will pass funding cuts on to patients or not.

It isn’t fair to our local hardworking doctors.

It isn’t fair to families, particularly those struggling to make ends meet.

It just goes to show how out of touch Tony Abbott is with everyday Australians.

Labor believes every Australian should get the healthcare they need, not the healthcare they can afford.

We know universal healthcare provides a safety net for those that need it the most.

Labor will continue to fight the Abbott Government each step of the way on this issue.