$7 co-payment to be capped at 10 visits?
Fairfax reported that, as part of the plan, the Medicare rebate paid to the GP would be reduced by $5 to offset the co-payment. But GPs would get to keep the other $2. The move would save $600–700 million.
"This is partly designed to win over GP support for the change; it's also the government's hope and expectation that, with more money for GPs, they will use some of it towards the really big area of potential gain, managing chronic diseases more actively," the