Fresh claims $6 GP fee in budget

A co-payment of $6 for bulk-billed visits to GPs will be included in the Abbott government's first budget, The Australian newspaper claims.

A report published on Tuesday says that the government's expenditure review committee will go ahead with the co-payment, including a proposal to cap it at 12 GP visits, meaning an extra cost of $72 a year for patients.

There is no further information - including whether it will be means-tested

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