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Stop the Medicare sell off – sign the petition
PRIME MINISTER Turnbull is continuing in Abbott’s footsteps when it comes to privatising Medicare.
The Abbott Government started this attack over 18 months ago when they quietly called for Expressions of Interest from private providers to deliver parts of the DHS payment system. Reports out of the Western Australian yesterday suggest that this isn’t just a thought bubble but a serious measure being considered by Turnbull.
Australians want Medicare to stay public hands – so that our privacy is protected, and so that our public health system stays accountable to us. Medicare outsourcing means handing over control of a system we all rely on, to a private company who are not answerable to the Australian public.
Medicare needs to stay public.
Say no to the Medicare sell off!
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