Well worth for Doctors and patients to follow through on this
It is going to hurt. Taking $3.5 billion out of general practice will be harmful to the health of Australians. Many organisations, including the AMA, RACGP and the Consumers Health Platform, are strongly opposing the revised co-payment plan. They are demanding that the government reverses its decision. There are 3 things you can do to stop the catastrophic plan going ahead.
The government must reverse its co-payment plan, the 4-year Medicare rebate freeze and the changes to the duration of a standard consultation. There are other, better ways to save health dollars.
#1: Support the campaign
The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners has launched the You & your GP have been targeted campaign.
Health consumers and doctors should all support the campaign!
Here’s what you need to do:
a) Your local MP (click here to find the address), and/or:
b) Prime Minister Tony Abbott:
The Hon. Tony Abbott…
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