Submissions to Minister Hunt and the LNP regarding Private Health Rebate cuts have now closed. Thank you to the 13,298 people who took the time to respond.
Your efforts have succeeded in Minister Hunt asking the Department of Health to ‘find a solution’. The chief medical officer has now announced that a new review into these therapies will be conducted next year. But this time, almost 110,000 people who have signed the Your Health Your Choice petition will be watching carefully to prevent the same whitewash from happening again.
We continue to fight to overturn this ill-conceived policy to have rebates for 16 natural therapies reinstated. We are currently awaiting the outcome of a Complaint to the Commonwealth Ombudsman regarding the first of the natural therapy reviews conducted by the NHMRC.
More than ever, it is imperative that the community stands together to protect the future of healthcare choice in Australia.
If you haven’t yet done so, please SIGN and SHARE the petition below to call for a Senate inquiry into bias towards natural medicine.