Together We Can Save Medicare
Affordable, good quality health care is one of this nation's great achievements.
For the last forty years Australians' health has been covered by Medicare. If you are sick or need an operation, Medicare has been there to cover the costs. It ensures you are back on your feet as soon as possible.
Unfortunately, the Liberal government have been caught trying to sneak in almost 1,000 changes to the Medicare Benefits Schedule.
This is the biggest threat to Medicare in a generation. It is a blatant attack by the Morrison Government. They want you to pay more for the health care you need and are using the pandemic to sneak through these nasty cuts.
Australians will now have to pay thousands more for procedures involving orthopaedic, heart and general surgery. Patients have already now had their surgeries delayed and some have been left out-of-pocket as they received huge bills they weren't prepared for.
Expensive health care payments mean many people, especially those on a low income, will not be able to access the health care they need.
This isn't the first attack on Medicare by the Liberals. In Werriwa, out-of-pocket expenses have increased by 35 per cent since the Coalition came into Government in 2013.
Labor built Medicare and we will always protect and support it.
Visit the link below to sign my petition and tell the Morrison Government to keep their hands-off Medicare.
Together we can save Medicare.
Published in the Liverpool Champion on 15 July 2021: https://www.liverpoolchampion.com.au/story/7297754/werriwa-matters-with-anne-stanley-together-we-can-save-medicare/