Fund health and medical research with a universal, progressive and FAIR tax - NOT with a GP tax

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Jacqueline Baker
7 years ago
GP tax and medical testing fees penalise the poor and chronically ill. It's not my mother's fault she needs high health care she is disabled, I am her full time carer, saving the government thousands of dollars a year by keeping her out of full time care. this tax will take food out of cupboard and leave broken bones un-xrayed, and damage the community. Shame.

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John and Robyn Floyd
7 years ago
Great societies improve health and wellbeing through health and medical research. Public funds should provide most of the funding raised through universal, fair and progressive taxation. This shares the load according to capacity to pay.is this important to you?

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susan Giffney
7 years ago
We have a health service that is the envy of the world, people do not have to raise large sums of money for accessible health and medical care. This proposed tax targets those most vulnerable, and may well be the first step towards an 'Americanisation' of our health services. Families, the sick, those with chronic illnesses, the elderly and the whole idea of preventative health will be severely affected.

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wendy baarda
7 years ago
I know many people who often don't have $7

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Rose Boswell
7 years ago
Australians are working harder than ever and yet, we are receiving less than ever before-reduced health, welfare and educational benefits. Stop this erosion of our standard of living.

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Kevin Phyland
7 years ago
Personally...not yet. But I know so many people here in rural Victoria that will simply limit visits to their GP.

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Janet Cain
7 years ago
I live on a fixed income (Centrelink pension).

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Annie Desantis
7 years ago
Don't hit people that need the most help.

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Suzanne Field
7 years ago
My child was born with disabilities which preclude he will always have a lower immune system than others and will need frequent visits to the GP for medical checks and referrals to Specialists throughout his lifetime. This will pose undue financial stress on us and is grossly unfair.

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Emma Griffiths
7 years ago
As a GP working with disadvantaged populations, this is in direct opposition to my principles. As a public health medicine trainee, it makes no sense in terms of either equity or economics.