Co-payment battle rolls on
The deal may be signed, sealed and delivered but pharmacists are maintaining their campaign to bin the optional co-payment discount.
In Parliament yesterday, Health Minister Sussan Ley introduced the National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits) Bill 2015 which will allow pharmacies to discount the patient co-payment for PBS medicines.
“Consumers, particularly concessional patients, will benefit from paying less for their medicines under this measure.”
“More affordable medicines are an important outcome for patients