these wobbly thingies...
Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey says the Government is prepared to consider wider exemptions to the Medicare co-payment, after he met with crossbench powerbroker Clive Palmer in Brisbane last night.
Mr Hockey is using the mid-winter parliamentary break to hold talks with key crossbenchers as he tries to muster support for controversial budget measures.
The Government cannot get enough support for billions in savings measures, including its plan for the $7 GP co-payment.
Yesterday Health Minister Peter Dutton revealed the Government was considering exempting the elderly from the Medicare co-payment proposal.
Speaking this morning, Mr Hockey said further exemptions to the co-payment were being considered.
"We are prepared to discuss these things," he told 612 ABC Brisbane.
Slowly but surely, the Abbott/Palmer united team is delivering on the destruction of medicare... Don't be fooled. That is the whole idea, not in one go but in several instalments — the measurement and speed of which is provided by Palmer... And looking closely at the crock that is Joe Hockey's fund for medical research, There is no chance it will provide anything but a service for the "elite" charitable organisations... "These things" are wobbly and made of double lard... if you know what I mean...