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I can’t believe that the Medicare reform ‘conversation’ doesn’t include…

… informing the public about the true cost of the Public Health 0829 Sooner Solutions logo email and webSystem.  In Terry Barnes’ recent article in the SMH, it was all about the proposed GP co-payment policy.  Terry does call for broad “conversation” about reform, but he doesn’t draw any attention to the true cost of the public healthcare system, which is about 10% of GDP.  Many Australians that think their Medicare surcharge (1.5%) covers the cost of healthcare.  The public system is a good safety net for those that can’t afford private health insurance, but it’s underfunded and grossly inefficient compared to the private sector.