Comprehensive Medicare cover for complementary and integrative healthcare
- The Hon Nicola Roxon MP - Minister for Health and Ageing
The introduction of mental health plans and Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) under Medicare have been great steps forward in public health.
Currently, only some healthcare providers (dentists, physiotherapists, chiropractors, osteopaths and podiatrists) are able to register as allied health professionals to provide a limited number of treatments as part of an Enhanced Primary Care plan provided by a GP.
People who are chronically ill tend to be the ones who benefit most from complementary healthcare, but can least afford it.
Wellbeing should not be reserved for the well-off.
Australia could become a world leader in public wellbeing by not only providing dental health cover, but also complementary and integrative healthcare under Medicare.
We, the undersigned, request comprehensive Medicare cover for complementary and integrative healthcare, with the aim of providing longterm savings to the Australian health system and to improve public wellbeing, especially for those who are currently unable to afford complementary healthcare.
The Comprehensive Medicare cover for complementary and integrative healthcare petition to The Hon Nicola Roxon MP - Minister for Health and Ageing was written by Silke Trevascus and is in the category Health at GoPetition.