Bulk-billing surges to record high in pandemic

Nearly nine out of 10 doctor visits bulk-billed during COVID-19 as patients embrace telehealth, Minister for Health Greg Hunt says
Australian Associated Press
Greg Hunt
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Australians have made great use of free medical services during the COVID-19 pandemic, pushing bulk-billing to a record high.

Almost nine out of 10 visits to the doctor nationally were provided at no cost to the patient, Federal Minister for Health Greg Hunt says.