Wednesday, 12 May 2021
Health Insurance Amendment (Prescribed Fees) Bill 2021; Second Reading
This bill, the Health Insurance Amendment (Prescribed Fees) Bill 2021, goes to the future of the healthcare system in this country. I thank the speakers, on both sides, for their contributions about the impact of this on modernising payment schemes. In particular, I find it incredible that we're still asking people to pay by cheques or money order. I'm 42 years old. I don't think I've ever used a money order in my life.
An honourable member: You don't look a day over 21.
Thank you. There's a lot of kindness in the room today. I attribute it to the budget hangover.