What's at risk?
- Private Health Insurance rebates for natural therapies were cut on 1 April 2019.
- Labor will tax natural therapies.
- Anti-complementary medicine lobby groups continue attempts to influence health policy.
- Positive evidence ignored in Government-funded reviews.
- Educational courses are being shut down and practitioners unable to access ingredients.
Behind all of these cuts and changes are Government-funded reports that declare there is NO evidence that 17 natural therapies from yoga to naturopathy are effective. The Government is using the reports to justify restricting your choice in healthcare.
- We want to know why the Government is ignoring world-wide, positive scientific evidence and why it is not fulfilling its obligations under the World Health Organisation (WHO) to develop policies that promote the benefits and role of traditional and complementary therapies in healthcare.
Are you one of the 2 in 3 people that use traditional medicine and natural therapies to complement your health needs?
Add your voice to the growing community of people that wish to protect their right to access these therapies. Let’s send Government a clear message.
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What they don’t tell you
Millions of people will be effected by the Private Health Rebate cut for natural therapies. If you’re confused at why they say there’s no evidence that Natural Medicine works WATCH THIS.
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