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Tom Elliott explains why ‘anti-vax tax’ would open a can of worms

Tom Elliott
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Tom Elliott says an “anti-vax tax” for those who refused to get vaccinated against COVID-19 would open a can of worms when it comes to funding Australia’s health care system.

And he doesn’t think it would encourage anybody to get vaccinated.

The 3AW Drive host said it would set a bad precedent, on principle.

“Our healthcare system gives the best possible care to everybody, irrespective of their reasons for needing it,” he said on Monday.

He asked whether obese people should also be taxed more, or those who smoked, or drank alcohol, because they were also more likely to end up placing strain on the health care system.

He said those who played sport were at a higher risk of injury, so it could be argued they also should be taxed more.

“There are a whole lot of things people either do, or refuse to do, that puts pressure on the health care system,”¬† Tom said.

Press PLAY below to hear Tom’s explanation¬†

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