Mandate for a minimum gap

So, an idea to reduce the costs would be that all those who are not on a Health Care Card, are over 16 and don’t have a chronic illness be ineligible for bulk-billing, but meet a minimum gap payment of, say, $15, no matter what the fee charged by the GP. This could be extended to pathology and radiology quite easily. Exceptions could be made for an ‘episode of care’ requiring frequent review.

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