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First the Liberals tried to destroy Medicare but were stopped by you and the 86,000 people like who signed our petition against their plan. Now they’re trying to sell it.
Reports today suggest that the Turnbull Liberals are secretly planning to privatise payments for Medicare, pharmaceutical and aged-care benefits.1 That means every Australians’ health record could be held by a private company.
But Medicare isn’t the Liberals’ to sell – it’s for the benefit of you, your family and for all Australians. Together we helped stop the GP Tax, but now we need to stand up again.
The Liberals have been attacking our universal healthcare system ever since Whitlam introduced Medibank and Hawke brought it back after Malcolm Fraser as Medicare. It’s one of the proudest achievements of our party and our movement.