“Not I”, said Labor
[But] It [the Medicare indexation freeze] began in Labor treasurer Wayne Swan’s 2013 Budget as a ‘temporary’ measure.
[The West Australian reports that:] Shorten promised to lift the freeze on the Medicare rebate.
Actually, this is what he “promised”:
‘The future of Medicare was at the top of my plan in the last election, and this election will be no different’
And the lies continued:
Mr Shorten said. ‘Every day Mr Morrison’s Medicare freeze stays in place is another day that families are paying higher out-of-pocket costs to visit the doctor’.
They are lies because:
The Coalition Government announced a progressive lifting of the Medicare freeze in its 2017 Budget.
The rebate freeze was extended by two years until 2020 by the Coalition before the last election.
[But] It began in Labor treasurer Wayne Swan’s 2013 Budget as a ‘temporary’ measure.
Source: The West Australian