The Federal Government has extended the freeze on patient Medicare rebates to 2020, meaning patients will pay more to see their GP.
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.
The RACGP You've been targeted campaign aims to unite patients and GPs in calling for an end to the freeze.
Display the campaign materials in your practice today, and talk to your patients so they understand the true impact the freeze will have.