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Genuinely free healthcare

Healthcare in Australia is expensive. Out of pocket expenses are rising and our public hospitals are increasingly underfunded. Medicare doesn’t cover many important procedures and tests and treats dental as a luxury only a few people can afford. One in three Australians skip seeing the dentist because of cost. Medicare shouldn’t stop at your mouth.  

The Greens will: 

  • Bring dental into Medicare to ensure everyone can see a dentist for free 
  • Eliminate out of pocket expenses for life-saving diagnostics like x-rays and MRI scans
  • Invest $4.7 billion over the decade into Medicare to guarantee a bulk-billing doctor in every community
  • Scrap the private health insurance rebate and redirect this $6.5 billion into public healthcare
  • Clear public hospital waiting lists for all elective surgeries in the next two years

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