Fast Medicine puts your health at risk! Is this fair?
Can you imagine if your boss told you “Your wages will be frozen for the next 4 years and your hours will be cut by 20%” while the cost of electricity, groceries and other living will continue to increase by 3% p.a. (Breaking news: It was announced on the 17th June 2014 GP’s may receive, not applicable to all doctors, a once off 2% increase commencing 1st July 2014, this is not in line with the 1st July 2014 3% Federal Award wage increase and 0.5% to 9.5% employer super increase).
The reality is this has happened to your local GP, if you have not been paying a gap at each visit.
In 2013 Medicare rebates to your local GP were frozen. The 2014 Federal budget has proposed to freeze them again in 2014 with significant cuts in later years. The trend is not to ever increase them again in line with…
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