Brian Howe's copayment scheme justifiably raised the hackles of Medicare's supporters. But the problems it tries to confront are real enough. Deirdre Wicks and Roy Green argue that defending the health status quo isn't enough. And they detect a hidden theme in Howe's reforms which could direct the scrutiny about overservicing back onto the major culprit—the medical profession. And Julie Power interviews Medicare architect John Deeble.
Recommended CitationWicks, Deirdre and Green, Roy, Carry On Doctor, Australian Left Review, 1(134), 1991, 12-17.