Co payment is ideological not economical
There is no reason for the ALP to reject the co payment other than it encroaches on their holy grail of free health care. They invented it and Whitlam will die with it intact.
But time will make even Medicare obsolete unless it’s tinkered with to match the aging dilemma.
It’s not about the $7, it’s about keeping the original concept of free health care (which it isn’t).
Every toddler would love to wrap his first poo in Christmas paper and keep it for posterity...
... after all it’s the first thing he has created of any substance.