Patients to pay $6 for a doctor

BULK billed doctor’s visits will come to an end for general patients when the next controversial tranche of the government’s Medicare reforms to come into effect. From July the government will slash the Medicare rebate for general consumers by $5, Medicare payments for pensioners and children won’t be cut and they will still be bulk billed. At the same time the government will freeze the inflation indexation of the Medicare rebate adding another 75 cents to patient charges.
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