Tag Archives: Freeze

So what does the Productivity Commisioner Report say ?


We woke this morning to the headlines screaming out: “Aussies making ‘avoidable’ hospital visits due to poor GP access”   It makes for seemingly depressing reading in regards to how poorly GPs are looking after their patients: GPs are hard … Continue reading

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Smoke & mirrors.The Politics of Medicine


Canberrans woke up this morning to the sounds & sights  of the Media lamenting the fact that “Canberrans are the most likely to be slugged fees for Medicare services” A dramatic description followed describing how the latest AIHW report had … Continue reading

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Thawing the Medicare freeze – one tiny icecube at a time


May is budget month and as usual health and specifically Medicare featured very strongly. In particular much was made  of the treasurer undertaking to roll back the freezing of Medicare rebates that has been stuck at the same level for … Continue reading

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