Budget a blow for arthritis patients: Arthritis Australia

Short sighted cuts to the budget will force more arthritis patients to go without essential medications and care, Arthritis Australia warns.

And those with the greatest need are going to be hit the hardest, says Arthritis Australia’s CEO Ainslie Cahill. 

"The impact will be greatest on people with low incomes and those with chronic illnesses such as arthritis who need regular medical care to manage their condition and prevent it getting worse. These people are usually the least able to afford extra costs,” she said. 

"The extra costs in this