6minutes readers won’t absorb the rebate cut

GPs will charge patients more to cover the planned $5 reduction in the Medicare rebate, according to a 6minutes poll.

The ongoing poll shows almost 70% will pass on the $5 reduction on to to their patients, just over 10% will  absorb the cost themselves and around 20% will decide on a case-by-case basis.

One 6minutes reader, Dr Michael Berger, questions the logic of targeting general practice for cost cutting. “It bears reiterating that general practice is the most efficient and cost effective