Does bulk-billing help the vulnerable patients who really need it?

Mark Butler promised to publish more detailed bulk-billing figures.
Minister for Health and Aged Care Mark Butler. Photo: AAP.

AusDoc once dubbed the bulk-billing rate of a level B GP consultation one of Australia’s greatest medical mysteries. 

It was the standard consult and it was being claimed around 90 million times a year – surely it offered some insight into the success or failure of Federal Government policy?