House debates

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Questions without Notice


2:37 pm

Photo of Joe HockeyJoe Hockey (North Sydney, Liberal Party, Treasurer) Share this | Hansard source

The member for Fraser said:

But there's a better way of operating a health system, and the change should hardly hurt at all. As economists have shown, the ideal model involves a small co-payment—not enough to put a dent in your weekly budget, but enough to make you think twice before you call the [doctor]. And the idea is hardly radical.

Well, the honourable member for Fraser is right: the idea is hardly radical because the Labor Party came up with the idea—it is hardly radical. In fact, the honourable member for Jagajaga—


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