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Cataract rebate cut to hurt pensioners, not veterans

“Fee-free access to cataract surgery will remain available to veterans, but pensioners and others on low incomes will have to pay hundreds of dollars extra for their treatment,” said Antoine Mangion, CPSA Policy/Research Officer.

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Medicare cuts: a poke in the eye with a blunt stick

“The Federal Government’s slashing of Medicare fees for cataract surgery and injections for macular degeneration will only result in patients paying more for their treatment” said CPSA Policy Coordinator Charmaine Crowe.

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Pensioners outraged by cataract rebate threat

“Pensioners are outraged by Health Minister Nicola Roxon’s threat to get rid of the rebate for cataract surgery if their bill to halve it isn’t passed” says Charmaine Crowe, CPSA Policy Coordinator.

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The reality of cataract surgery in Australia: wait 12 – 18 months or pay-up

“Thousands of elderly people in Australia must choose between spending months with virtually no vision or coughing up thousands of dollars to foot the bill of cataract surgery in the private system. This is utterly unacceptable” said Charmaine Crowe, CPSA Policy Coordinator.

Read more: The reality of cataract surgery in Australia: wait 12 – 18 months or pay-up

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