Universal healthcare is one of the cornerstones of the Australian way of life. It’s built on the principle that every Australian should have equal access to quality healthcare based on medical need, not the size of their wallets, their postcode or their ethnicity. However, it’s estimated that 80% of health outcomes are affected by social, economic, and environmental factors. This panel looks at the state of health equity in Australia today. What does healthcare truly look like for Australians today? Is our healthcare system becoming unaffordable and inaccessible? Is this a government problem alone? Or can we as healthcare providers do something to help close the growing gap?