[LINK] Access your areas

Karl Auer kauer at biplane.com.au
Mon Mar 12 11:04:46 AEDT 2007

On Mon, 2007-03-12 at 10:50 +1100, Craig Sanders wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 12, 2007 at 09:51:45AM +1100, Karl Auer wrote:
> > > * The Government says the card will not be compulsory, but people will 
> > > need it to claim Medicare, welfare and veterans' benefits.
> medicare is compulsory. you can't opt out of it just because you're
> rich. you can choose not to benefit from it, but you can't choose not to
> pay the medicare levy.
> so, if medicare is compulsory then the access card is compulsory.

Careful. The card will be necessary to *claim* under Medicare, but not
necessary simply to be *in* Medicare. At least allegedly, and at least
this week...

Regards, K.

Karl Auer (kauer at biplane.com.au)                   +61-2-64957160 (h)
http://www.biplane.com.au/~kauer/                  +61-428-957160 (mob)

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