Today marks the 33rd anniversary of the start of Medicare!
That means it has been 33 years since all Australians were guaranteed access to health treatment when they need it.
Last year alone, around 21 million Australians accessed Medicare services – including GP visits, vital tests and scans, and hospital treatments.
Medicare is the heart and soul of our universal health care system and the envy of many countries around the world. But it took two Labor governments more than two decades of fighting conservatives to get it done.
The fight isn’t over, because the Liberals are making cuts to health. Those who can least afford to pay for quality health care will be the hardest hit.
There’s one thing that you can do right now to help us protect Medicare.
Sign the petition, here.