Day, Date, Month, Year
The Hon. FIRST NAME LAST NAME, MP
Member for XXXXXXX
RE: I SUPPORT NATURAL MEDICINE AND I VOTE
Dear [Mr/s LAST NAME],
I write to you to express my deep concern about the recent announcement by the Australian Government regarding the removal of the private health insurance rebate for certain natural therapies from 1 April 2019.
I assure you that if you support the removal of funding for natural medicine via the private health funds, you and your party will not get my vote in the next election!
This issue is important to me for three major reasons:
Firstly, by removing this rebate from private health funds, you are limiting my right to choose the type of health care I wish to receive.
I pay and choose my private health insurance premiums with extras cover to access rebates on natural medicine and I do not want this option to be removed.
Secondly, the natural medicine industry is built on 25,000 small businesses which contribute $4.2bn to the Australia economy. Thousands more tax-payers are employed in the wider education, manufacturing, wholesale, supply and retail network. If the proposal goes ahead demand will be affected, your local natural medicine small business practitioners could lose business or even shut-down which would impact local jobs.
Thirdly, natural medicine is a preventative LONG-TERM strategy that will reduce the financial burden to the Australian economy.
I strongly believe that natural medicine is crucial to the preventative health strategy of Australia and will significantly reduce the burden on the public health system especially as our population gets older and larger. Rather than opting for more expensive medical procedures up front, planned wellness strategies, which natural medicine practitioners espouse, can potentially save the healthcare system on hospital and medical costs in the long run.
Please include a personal message here mentioning your experience with natural medicine. It is important to mention the type of modality you have experience with, the reason you visited a practitioner, the length of the time as a client, and in your opinion the result on your health and wellbeing. Also how would you have been impacted without the choice to utilise this type of health care.
I urge you to reconsider your support of the proposed changes because I support natural medicine and I vote.
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