Federal Government

Having 2 sons with Haemophilia, and wanting a 3rd child, I have been looking into PGD only to find the out of pocket expenses to be huge. When there is a genetic condition involved I strongly believe that the costs should be covered by Medicare.

The financial burden on the government to have a child with a medical condition is far greater than the PGD costs. As an example my youngest son's medication alone is approximately $100K per year plus the Centrelink payments. Therefore at the moment my 2 children are costing the government approximately $250K per year. Add a possible 3rd into the equation!

We, the undersigned, call on the Australian Government to increase the Medicare rebate for people wishing to undergo PGD to eliminate a genetic condition.

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The Higher Medicare Rebates for PGD petition to Federal Government was written by Lisa Dickson and is in the category Health at GoPetition.