WEL 1998 Election Form Guide

Health Insurance and
Public Health Services

WEL believes that access to good public health services must be the basic right of all. The choice to insure privately for extra services should be a real choice and should not fed by fear of inadequate services in the public sector. WEL would therefore prefer to see funding for the public sector as a priority and does not support the subsidization of private health services where there are shortfalls in the public sphere. While we welcome initiatives like improved immunization and other public and preventive health programs, we are concerned that other areas of health may not be covered. The distribution of health services in rural areas, including rehabilitation and access to sexual health and fertility control advice and services are also important. We are also concerned that the basic public health requirements of clean water, basic housing and plumbing and other environmental issues are still not guaranteed for all Australians.

1993-96 under Labor -1

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1996-98 under the Liberal/National Party Coalition -3

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Election Promises by Labor +3

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Election Promises by Liberal/National Party Coalition -3

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SCORE Labor +2
Coalition -6

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