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Thursday, 22 May 1980
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Mr Les McMahon (SYDNEY, NEW SOUTH WALES) asked the Minister for Health, upon notice, on 26 March 1980:

Has his Department examined the feasibility of providing those patients classified as disadvantaged with a health benefits card which would allow them to obtain free prescription services.

Mr MacKellar - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

The Government has sympathy for those people in the community who are disadvantaged and regularly looks for ways by which the disadvantaged may be assisted. All aspects of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme including the one referred to are constantly being examined and monitored.

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