CATHERINE KING MP
SHADOW MINISTER FOR HEALTH AND MEDICARE
MEMBER FOR BALLARAT
TURNBULL’S MEDICARE LIE: OUT OF POCKET EXPENSES HIGHER THAN EVER
Australians are paying more than ever to see a GP or specialist, despite Turnbull promising that no Australian would pay more to visit the doctor.
Even worse, Turnbull is yet to lift any part of his Medicare freeze – rebates for GPs, specialists and allied health services all remain frozen. The freeze won’t be fully lifted until 2020.
As a result, Turnbull is cutting $2.2 billion out of Medicare over the next four years – on top of the savings he has already banked.
Turnbull’s $2.2 billion Medicare cut is $2.2 billion out of the pockets of patients every time they visit a GP, every time they visit a specialist and every time they receive a Medicare allied health service.
The Government can’t hide Turnbull’s lie – out-of-pocket expenses are higher than ever– despite Malcolm Turnbull promising that no Australian would pay more to visit the doctor on the day before the election:
SAMANTHA ARMYTAGE: CAN YOU GUARANTEE OUR VIEWERS WILL PAY – WILL NOT PAY MORE TO SEE THE DOCTOR DUE TO THIS FREEZE?
PRIME MINISTER: SAM ABSOLUTELY.
(SUNRISE – 1 JULY 2016)
Australians paying more than ever to see their GP while the Government is ripping $2.2 billion out of the pockets of patients are proof Turnbull can’t be trusted on health.