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Co-payments beginning of end of Medicare: Bandt

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Adam Bandt 22 Apr 2014

Greens Acting Leader Adam Bandt says the Greens will fight any government move to Medicare co-payments.

"If these reports of Tony Abbott's intentions are true, it is the beginning of the end of Medicare as we know it," Mr Bandt said today.

"Tony Abbott is leading us down the road to a US-style health system, where the quality of healthcare you get depends on your bank balance."

"Your Medicare card should be enough to see a GP - you shouldn't need a credit card as well."

"Any savings to the health budget would be a false economy as the poor and vulnerable get shunted into the hospital system and preventative healthcare declines."

"The Greens will fight to keep a universal health care system."


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