All health services must be accessible to all consumers. Those consumers who are forced to travel long distances for health care must be adequately catered for. There should be more community participation in health and community service. There is a need for adequate representation at local and regional health services. CPSA opposes a two-tier system of health care and the privatisation of health services.
A DENTAL report released last month backs an urgent need for a step up of CPSA’s campaign for dental care to be included within Medicare.
MORE and more seniors are using medicines to promote health and prevent illness rather than just to treat symptoms or disease. This means older people are very likely to be taking multiple medicines.
ONLY a few months ago the O’Farrell Government ended the public housing rent freeze that benefited so many Age Pensioners. At the time, THE VOICE expressed its concern about this action.
Now, Minister Pru Goward has suspended the VisionCare NSW program for four months, because it has run out of funds for the financial year.
THE AUSTRALIAN Government has passed one of its major policy objectives with the Greens supporting Labor’s means test for the private health insurance rebate, in return for $165 million for dental services for low-income households.