Former AMA head fears for Australia’s health system should Coalition win

June 30, 2016

Brian Owler is a neurosurgeon and a former Australian Medical Association president.

In an editorial published in The Age, he pleads with voters to consider the real-life short- and long-term consequences of the Coalition’s health budgets cuts.

“Whatever the verdict this weekend, we cannot afford a government that mistakes fiscal shortcuts for health policy. There are real-life consequences for patients and their health. It can cost lives,” he writes.

“…as patients now or in the future, we should all fear for our health system, Medicare and the future health of the nation.”

All members are encouraged to consider his strong words and forward them on to fellow voters.

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