Since the release of the Federal Budget, Andrew has been talking to people at street stalls to hear first-hand about its local impact.
The consistent message from people right across our community is that their budgets are already stretched and they just can’t afford Tony Abbott’s new $7 co-payment for GP visits, blood tests and x-rays.
Andrew has launched a petition to oppose Tony Abbott’s cuts to Medicare. Sign the petition below.
There are deep concerns with the proposed changes to Medicare through the Abbott Government's 2014-15 Federal Budget.
Notably, the $7 co-payment for GP visits, blood tests and x-rays will mean families and pensioners will pay more for their health care.
Currently over 93% of GP services are bulk billed in the Scullin electorate.
We ask the House to oppose this Budget measure of a $7 co-payment and take urgent steps to reject Tony Abbott's plan to end universal bulk billing.