Running out of time to fix health

A/Prof Brian Owler
President, Australian Medical Association

Domestic political issues have, for the most part, been an undercurrent. The response to the Ebola crisis has been the biggest health issue, not just here but around the world.

When the Ebola dust settles, however, the government will find it will have another conflict on its hands — the ongoing battle over its May budget proposals, including the co-payments and the $5 cut to the Medicare patient rebate.

It has been a bit quiet on the budget front, but last week the political focus began to return to health policy, or

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