Labor is the only party that stands for the right of all Australians to affordable health care, regardless of income or background. We’re the party that created both Medicare and the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, both of which vastly improved Australians’ access to quality healthcare.
We won’t accept an American style system where your credit card matters more than your Medicare Card.
Because of Labor there are more doctors, more nurses, and a record number of GPs and nurses being trained.
Different communities have different health needs, and local communities deserve a say in how their health care is run. That is why Labor established Medicare Locals: to deliver better health services to local communities.
Labor created Medicare, and only Labor believes in Medicare.
Only a Labor Government will protect and advance a strong, decent health care system for all Australians, regardless of income or background.