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Luke Grant opens up on cancer battle

Luke Grant opens up about his cancer diagnosis as debate continues about the validity of Labor’s cancer policy.

Labor’s budget reply announced an extra $2.3 billion to cut expenses for cancer patients under Medicare, including free medical scans and bulk-billed meetings with specialists.

Cancer patients have called up The Chris Smith Show claiming most of these costs were covered already.

But the former president of the Private Cancer Physicians of Australia John Bashford tells Luke Grant there are gaps.

“Some people do get out of pocket costs that they don’t expect.”

Luke was diagnosed with melanoma about two years ago and says his scans were covered by his private health insurance.

But he says “this is about life and death… it shouldn’t come down to politics.”

“As someone who’s been through the system, I don’t see the problem, that doesn’t mean it’s not there.”

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