Dump the co-payment: Primary Health Care

One of Australia’s largest medical centre operators with 800 doctors working across 78 centres, PHC has made the call amid growing confusion about whether the government will push ahead with the $5 co-payment on 1 July.

Health Minister Sussan Ley appeared on Wednesday to back away from plans to put money raised from the planned co-payment into a medical research fund.

She described the co-payment, which has been fiercely opposed by doctors, as a “plan in progress”, saying she was in talks with medical professionals about the cost of

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