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New Doctor is published by the Doctors Reform Society (DRS). The society was formed in 1973 to support a proposal for a publicly funded universal health insurance system. Medibank (now Medicare) was successfully created despite opposition from the Australian Medical Association. Now all Australians have health insurance and access to a free public hospital system and the DRS continues to lobby for further improvements.
The DRS functions as a medico-political think tank, a lobby group and a public resource centre. It is not affiliated to any political party, receives no corporate funding, and relies financially on subscriptions and donations. The DRS will speak out against any political party, organisation or individual that threatens public health care.For more information on the DRS go to http://www.drs.org.au
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