There are more than 62,168 people in the electorate of Leichhardt that are currently covered with Private Health Insurance. .
The Labor Government are planning to make substantial cuts to PHI rebate which will force premiums to rise. More than 2.4 Million Australians will have their premiums rise by up to $1000 per year.
- ? If you are a single person on more than $80,000, or a couple/family on more than $160,000 your rebate will drop from 30% to 20%.
- ? If you are a single person on more than $93,000 or a couple/family on more than $186,000 your rebate will drop from 30% to 10%
- ? If you are a single person on more than $124,000 or a couple/family on more than $248,000 your rebate will disappear completely (from 30% to 0%)
Even if the cuts don’t directly affect you, your premium is likely to rise by 10% or more, due to people dropping or downgrading their cover.
More information can be found in the Australian article here.
I am against the Labor Government’s proposed changes to the Private Health Insurance rebate. These changes will also put further pressure on an already struggling Public Hospital system, and increase waiting times by up to 400%.
This is poor health policy, and the Coalition has consistently opposed the Government’s push to undermine private health insurance in Australia.
I am asking for your help to defeat this ill-conceived measure. I am gathering signatures on a petition, which you can either Download, print and return to my office by or come in and sign in person.
Please let me know what you think of this move, and how this increased cost of cover is going to impact on your family.