Helen Dickinson writes in The Conversation (24.6.16) about the major parties’ health policies on offer in the federal election campaign, arguing that no party has spelled out an effective plan for the long-term reform the health system needs.
‘Health is always a key factor in deciding which way to vote. A recent survey found health is the most important issue for over-50s this federal election, moving past economic management for the first time.
‘One-third of respondents believe Labor is best placed to manage health care, with 14% preferencing the Coalition and just 8% favouring the Greens.
‘So what have the major parties promised in health? And what could these changes mean for consumers?’