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Submitted from Students Worldwide

August 20, 2016

Malcolm Turnbull, Prime Minister of Australia and representative of the Liberal Party, intends to privatise Medicare. He proposes to change the system of Medicare's payment network. As a consequence of this, an estimated 1400 jobs is predicted to be at risk. This new system of Medicare places Australians in a great disadvantage and with a sense of insecurity. Health care, therefore, cannot be privatised.

The Australian Prime Minister has already cut down on the Medicare budget by $650 million and this number would continue to increase alarmingly in the future. This directly affects the amount accessible for bulk billing. As a result, people who are medically diagnosed and require Medicare in order to access medical equipment such as MRI, X-Rays, CAT scans and mammograms are majorly disadvantaged. They would be deprived access of it and would be compelled to terminate their medical treatment as a result. This places them in great danger and at a large risk. Need should be prioritised o...

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