||Issue No. 211||05 March 2004|
Interview: Baby Bust
Safety: Dust To Dust
Bad Boss: Shaming in Print
National Focus: Work's Cripplin' Us
International: Bulk Bullies
History: The Battle for Kelly's Bush
Economics: Aid, Trade And Oil
Review: The Art Of Work
Poetry: Sew His Lips Together
Saving The Planet
Letters to the Editor
Bring Back Bulk Billing
Hello everyone, I would like to run a campaign to bring back Medicare Bulk Billing.
I am just an individual who is fed up with Medicare Bulk Billing being taken away from us. I am looking for support from everyone and we all need to write to as many people as possible to bring back Medicare bulk billing.
For a start, let's all write to John Howard and Health Minister (unfortunately) Tony Abbott. Hopefully we get a change of Government with the election this year and Bulk Billing will hopefully be brought back in.
Write letters to this website too as a lot of people read this website.
Here are my thoughts ...
What is Australia coming to Mr. Howard, I pay almost $400 per year for Medicare in my taxes, but I now can't find a Dr that bulk bills. So now I have to pay around $40 up front to see a Doctor. Where does the money go that I pay for Medicare?
Mr. Howard is making Australia like America in more ways than one. Mr. Howard and Mr. Bush can spend billions attacking Iraq, but they can't even make a health system available for people to go to the Doctor without forking out around $40 a visit in here Australia.
Even Union Health, Swanston Street Medical Centre in the ACTU building is cutting out bulk billing from 1st March.
Bring back Gough Whitlam, he introduced Medicare, John Howard and Tony Abbot are destroying it for ordinary working people. Bring back bulk billing with Medicare so that we can just visit a doctor when we are sick and just show our MEDICARE CARD like in the good old days.
WHAT RIGHT HAS THE GOVERNMENT TO TAKE AWAY OUR MEDICARE bulk billing?
Politicians just look after themselves, they do not care about us workers! They keep making more and more money for themselves and for business leaders make more and more millions while workers get less and less. And we have to pay when we see a Doctor, Shame on you John Howard and Tony Abbott.
So everyone, write to your local members, write to your local Doctor, write to this website, write to Howard and insist they bring back MEDICARE bulk billing.
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