Rich should cough up: Dutton

Mr Dutton’s calls for a fresh debate on health funding, which made national headlines last week, have led to accusations from the Opposition that the minister intends to dismantle Medicare.

The need to reform the funding of Medicare was also emphasised by Treasurer Joe Hockey, who warned that without changes to health, welfare and education funding, “Australia is going to run out of money to pay for them”.

“We’re going to have to look at ways we can restructure the system to make it sustainable,” he said.

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