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Tuesday, 2 May 1989
Page: 1544

To the Honourable the President and members of the Senate in Parliament assembled. We the undersigned citizens of Australia respectfully showeth that,

Australia's population is ageing and most people require more health services as they grow older.

if open not-for-profit health Funds are to be able to meet the costs of providing benefits to their older members at affordable rates, they need to share these costs equitably.

some health insurance organisations are being allowed to avoid meeting the health costs of sick and elderly people.

Your petitioners humbly pray that the Senate in Parliament assembled, urge the Government to take the necessary action to reverse rising cost trends and provide positive incentives to encourage all health funds to share the cost of health care for sick and elderly Australians.

And your petitioners, as in duty bound, will ever pray.

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