Labor has topped the election score card of one of Australia’s most respected peak health organisations.
Labor is the only major party to be given a tick in all six key health areas in the Australian Health and Hospitals Association Health Policy Scorecard.
The AHHA scorecard has summed up Labor’s 2016 election health policy as “Labor supports universal care and is working toward a more sustainable health system.”
By contrast, the AHHA has found “Coalition policies have made some amends for the damaging cuts in the 2014 Budget. However, some policies continue to exacerbate issues of access, equity and sustainability.”
The AHHA also found “gaps exist” with the Greens health policy.
Labor warmly welcomes this overwhelming endorsement of our approach to health policy.
It also confirms Labor is the only party with a comprehensive approach to all aspects of health care including universal health care, preventive care and a plan for a long term sustainable health care system.
It confirms yet again there is a clear choice this election.
Malcolm Turnbull and the Liberals will privatise Medicare and make visiting the doctor more expensive.
Bill Shorten and Labor will protect Medicare.