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Thursday, 4 April 1957


Mr CLARK (DARLING, NEW SOUTH WALES) - Will the Minister idi Health consider extending the provisionsgoverning the medical benefits scheme and the hospital benefits scheme in order to give" assistance to the chronically ill and to people in need of medical care for ari ailment which is stated by doctors as having been present at the time they joined either scheme, but which did not become evident until later? Does the Minister not consider that the prime purpose of any hospital or medical benefits scheme should be to assist, the sick and those in need rather than a source of profit to the actual company concerned?







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