This post compiles tweets that sum up some of the critical themes and discussions from #Budget2014, with a particular focus on public health cuts and the introduction of co-payments for GP and emergency department visits.
It also raises questions about the planned medical research fund, and includes some grim warnings about the health impacts of cuts to benefits, particularly for young unemployed people.
And don’t miss some of the #ThreeWordBudget gems…
Questions about funding medical research fund rather than public health and primary health care
Concerns about the impact and implementation of copayments
Tough on the social determinants of health, mental health and youth