Reports today reveal Tony Abbott’s true intentions to privatise Australia’s healthcare system.
Tony Abbott lied to the Australian public before the election when he said there would be no new taxes.
Tony Abbott lied when he said there would be no cuts to health.
He has introduced a GP tax and has cut more than $80 billion from health and education.
Now Tony Abbott wants you to believe him when he says he is not trying to privatise the health system.
You cannot trust Tony Abbott when it comes to health.
Tony Abbott will privatise Australia’s healthcare, which will lead to an American style health system where only wealthier Australians get healthcare access and Medicare is reduced to a residual system.
Privatising Australia’s health system, as the Abbott Government is suggesting, will lead to higher health costs for every Australian.
The Government seems set to follow the Commission of Audit recommendations of setting up a user pays system, creating much greater health inequalities in our community.
The Abbott Government has already approved the biggest increases to private health insurance premiums in almost a decade, and now they want Australians to pay even more.
This is just the latest in the Abbott Government’s campaign to dismantle Medicare.
Labor believes all Australians should get the healthcare they need, not just the healthcare they can afford. Only Labor can be trusted to protect Medicare.