Medicare’s forty-year update

Interesting Inside Story piece from Mike Steketee about the Australian Government’s efforts to update Medicare - and the pressures involved:

Creating multidisciplinary teams of health professionals and more alternatives to expensive hospital care harks all the way back to the community health centres established by the Whitlam government in the early 1970s, for which funding was cut by subsequent governments…

Medicare’s forty-year update - Inside Story

Timely given tomorrow’s Whitlam Institute Policy Forum on Celebrating the Whitlam Community Health Program: Lessons for the Future

Ben Harris-Roxas @ben_hr