BREAKING NEWS - Proposed $5 Medicare Co-Payment Charge Cancelled

Further to our blog earlier this year, confirming that proposed changes to the Medicare rebate had been shelved, we now have further details regarding the plans to introduce a Medicare co-payment system in Australia.

After 9 months of discussion, speculation and confusion, the Australian government has today announced that a suggested $5 charge to visit the Doctor will no longer be introduced.

News of the scheme's demise has been greeted with relief by many Doctors, healthcare organisations and patients whose support the controversial measure had been unable to elicit.

What do you think of the decision?

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