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The government remains silent on the Medicare levy

The government remains tight-lipped about a possible increase to the Medicare levy, leaving Neil Mitchell far from convinced. 

PM Malcolm Turnbull was asked about the levy on Sky News on Thursday night, he said he did not want to get into a debate about ‘hypotheticals’.

‘This rang alarm bells with me,’ says Neil.

An increase in the Medicare levy could see average Australian familly paying hundreds of dollars more each year. 

Health Program Director at the Gratten Institute Dr Stephen Duckett says there’s certainly a lot of talk about it.

‘I think the signs are there.

‘If we want to get the budget back in balance, you’re either going to have to do drastic cuts that they can’t get through the senate or they will have to increase revenue,’ Dr Duckett told 3AW Mornings. 

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