Save Medicare campaigners received a lot of positive feedback at yesterday’s very successful Day of Action BUT there was one problem, too many people had only read the media headlines and thought the government had backed down. The most important headline was never published.
Save Medicare Sydney:
- Campaigned and marched in Sydney to Save Medicare and celebrate their win against the GP co payment version B.
- Held a forum in the afternoon, Keep Medicare Universal, Public and Fair.
The Forum speakers were:
Jean Parker – Save Medicare Sydney
Dr Ben Spies-Butcher – Senior Lecturer in Economy and Society at Macquarie University
Annette Aldrick – NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association
We’ve had a great win against the GP co-payment today, with Minister Sussan Ley declaring the government has scrapped it’s latest “Plan B” co-payment plan. But not only is the Medicare rebate freeze still in place, it’s clear the government is cooking up a PLAN C attack on Medicare!
Click to read or download our media release People power wins victory in battle against co-payment, but war for Medicare far from over