"CPSA welcomes the NSW Health Minister's moves to simplify and expand the parking concessions available at public hospitals across the state, which will ease the financial burden these parking fees place on patients and carers." said Ellis Blaikie, CPSA Policy Coordinator.
"CPSA is concerned about the announcement that the GP co-payment is being implemented by stealth by reducing the rebate paid to doctors," said CPSA Manager, Research and Advocacy, Amelia Christie.
“While CPSA is heartened that the Government is beginning to look at exemptions for the GP co-payment the plan needs to be scrapped in its entirety,” said CPSA Manager, Research and Advocacy, Amelia Christie.
“CPSA strongly opposes the suggestion by National Seniors that older people support a $6 fee to visit a doctor”, said Senior Policy Advisor Amelia Christie.
“The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s report Adult oral health and dental visiting in Australia released today displays the need for dental care to be incorporated into Medicare,” said Senior Policy Advisor, Amelia Christie.