Tributes flow for the man who made Medicare

One way or another, his creation has had a profound effect on healthcare
John Deeble
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Tributes have poured in following the death of Professor John Deeble, dubbed "the father of Medicare”.

The health economist, who left school at 15, co-authored the original proposals for universal health insurance in 1968, which led to the creation of Medibank under the Whitlam government in the 1970s.