The ABC reports
A survey on views of the Australian health system has shown many people would be willing to pay more tax for better aged care.
The Menzies-Nous Australian Health Survey is conducted every two years in a joint collaboration of the Australian National University and the University of Sydney.
It shows 64 per cent of people would be willing to pay extra to ensure the elderly could receive help to stay in their own homes for longer.
So I went and had a look at the report. Yes – it reports just that.
But the report doesn’t ask people what they currently pay to finance the Australian health system. That is an important omission – one of the problems in Australia is that people don’t know what they are paying. The Medicare Levy does not cover the full cost. Willing to pay more when you don’t know how much you’re already paying is a serious problem in the survey.