Connect
MJA
MJA

What is wrong with Medicare?

Tony D Webber
Med J Aust 2012; 196 (4): 240. || doi: 10.5694/mja12.10286
Published online: 5 March 2012

To the Editor: In reply to my critics whose letters were published in the 20 February issue of the Journal1-4 after the publication of my article “What is wrong with Medicare?”,5 I would ask them to look broadly at Australia’s health care dollar and how it may be misspent. It is clear that the percentage of practitioners who wilfully set out to defraud Medicare, Veterans’ Affairs, workers compensation and other forms of insurance is relatively small. However, the current structure of Medicare, which is the result of poor policy decisions, allows inappropriate practice, as well as inefficiency and cost-shifting.

  • Tony D Webber

  • Camden, NSW.

Correspondence: awebber6@bigpond.com

Competing interests:

No relevant disclosures.

Author

remove_circle_outline Delete Author
add_circle_outline Add Author

Comment
Do you have any competing interests to declare? *

I/we agree to assign copyright to the Medical Journal of Australia and agree to the Conditions of publication *
I/we agree to the Terms of use of the Medical Journal of Australia *
Email me when people comment on this article

Responses are now closed for this article.