Govt's co-pay claims untrue: AMA

The Federal Government’s justification for introducing a $7 GP co-payment and a $5 cut to Medicare rebates for GP visits has been branded a lie after a new report revealed growth in health spending is at a record low.

Health spending grew by just 1.5% in real terms during the past financial year — three times lower than the average growth over the past decade — the report released Tuesday by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare shows.

This is the lowest growth the AIHW has recorded