Health Minister Sussan Ley is calling on Australians to “get on their toes” about how much they spend and what they save and how much it contributes to their overall financial well-being.
Ms Ley was speaking at a financial summit on Monday.
She said Australians should be able to “go out and spend their money like normal” and not have to worry about having to find ways to manage the money in the “least convenient way”.
“When people ask me, ‘Why is your health so expensive?’ they ask me that question.
And that’s where we’ve got some really difficult conversations around the economy, and that’s why we’re at this point,” Ms Ley said.
“And when we have conversations about health, we should be asking ourselves why we are paying for healthcare so much and how we are contributing to our overall financial health.”