The Federal Government has extended the freeze on patient Medicare rebates to 2020, meaning patients will pay more to see their GP.
The RACGP campaign makes the point clear that patient’s health and general practice are priorities.
This attack on Medicare funding has the potential to lead to significantly worse health outcomes for Australians, because it means those who can least afford it will delay seeing their GP. The freeze threatens the viability and sustainability of quality general practice and is bad for the health of Australians.
Display the 'You've been targeted' campaign materials in your practice today, and talk to your patients so they understand the true impact the freeze will have.