Co-payment lambasted at Senate hearing

AMA president Associate Professor Brian Owler told the inquiry that the government had not consulted with the medical profession, and said the co-payment was not health but fiscal policy. 

“Anecdote, personal assertion, and in particular, ideology” had driven the past year of health policy, Professor Owler said. 

“When you [make policy] on the basis of no evidence and no data, ideology becomes the natural enemy