A collation of the current funding issues in Australias Health care. A example of why a General Practitioners need to participate in Advocacy. Despite the apparent simplicity of the measures this is a complex debate about the type of society and level of subsidy we feel is culturally appropriate. There are complex philosophical questions about rights and entitlements in an interdependent society. This current political stunt provides an opportunity for reflection and considered response to the economic issues of health care. There is much more at stake than simply how much you pay after attending your Family Doctor.