Treasurer warns against Medicare 'money pit'

THE future of Medicare and healthcare were the top issues in voters' minds as they cast their ballots in the federal election, but Treasurer Scott Morrison says he's not about to throw money at health care.

A pre-election poll of 1000 families by JWS Research shows 38% of voters rated Medicare as an important issue, with hospitals and healthcare sitting at 39%

Jobs and employment followed, according to the survey results published by News Corp on Thursday.