’Medicare will be controlled by Govt’

Health Minister Sussan Ley has announced a process to replace Medicare’s 30-year-old payments system “based on existing commercial technology”. Picture: Mick Tsikas. Sue DunlevyNews Corp Australia Network THE privatisation of Medicare’s payment system was the issue that almost cost Malcolm Turnbull the election, but today the health department outlined plans to keep it government owned. Health Minister Sussan Ley announced a process to replace Medicare’s 30-year-old payments system “based on existing commercial technology”. “The new system will support the Australian Government continuing to own, operate and deliver Medicare, PBS, aged care and related veterans payments into the future,” she said.…
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