Medicare

(DRAFT POLICY)

  1. All medical services delivered to Age Pensioners and retirees eligible for a Health Care Card for items covered by Medicare must be bulk billed including those services provided by specialists. Age Pensioners and retirees eligible for a Health Care Card should not face gap payments for any medical treatment.
  2. Age Pensioners and retirees eligible for a Health Care Card should have the right to have treatment in a private hospital if they choose with the cost to be covered by Medicare with no gap payment to prevent the very lengthy waiting periods for treatment in public hospitals.