Health system is sick but governments are sicker!
Why are governments so hell bent on undermining the good socially responsible services we have/had? Is it because anyone on a pollie’s salary (except some people who still have some idea of real life) doesn’t have to worry about paying $6 to go to Emergency or $5 to see and GP or whatever other tortuous self-defeating measure they’re cooking up in Canberra? Such fees will not only be pretty well impossible to pay for say, single parents on Newstart with even one kid, but the administration costs will make the whole thing uneconomic.
But then it doesn’t matter about the cost really – it’s just an ideology which says the only people who should get anything for nothing are the ones who least need it.