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Maintain the subsidy for Private Health Insurance Rebates for natural therapies

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Do you access therapies like Naturopathy, Bowen Therapy, Massage, Acupuncture, Herbalism and Homeopathy and receive a rebate via your Private Health Insurance fund?  These therapies and more are under threat with this review!!!!

The final decision on whether the government subsidy for natural therapies will continue for Private Health Insurance holders or not is nearing and it is imperative the Health Minister knows your opinion!

We are asking the Health Minister when making his final decision about the rebate subsidy to please take into account the millions of Australians who have received high quality health care from natural therapists for many years.  Australians have the right to make decisions about their health treatment and this subsidy should remain in place so that people continue to have those choices.

The Department of Health has advised "Any changes to the natural therapies that attract the rebate are expected to be implemented from 1 April 2015".

Now is the time to act while the Health Minister is making his final decision.

For more information on the review and to read any of the 46 submissions to the Govenment, visit

Stand up and be counted!!!!

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