Coverage of natural therapies

27 January 2022

As experience shows, clinically proven natural therapies may be helpful for some conditions, especially when there is evidence to support the use of complementary therapies.

The Liberals imposed a ban on private health insurers covering several natural therapies from 1 April 2019.

The Abbott-Turnbull-Morrison Government was not honest about this plan before the last election, so Australians were caught by surprise.

But this pattern is standard for Scott Morrison and the Liberals. In June 2021, under the cover of yet another COVID-19 outbreak, Scott Morrison snuck out almost 1,000 changes to the Medicare Benefits Schedule.

Cutting Medicare is in the Liberals’ DNA. You can never trust the Liberals on Medicare.

Labor built Medicare and we will always protect it. We should be expanding Medicare, not making cuts.