Mark Butler says tripled incentives have ‘stopped the slide’ after GP bulk-billing rises

GP Dr Ken McCroary says patients without concession cards are still suffering.
Rachel Fieldhouse
Minister for Health and Aged Care Mark Butler. Photo: AAP

GP bulk-billing has bounced back by 2.1% in the two months since the Federal Government tripled bulk-billing incentives, the Minister for Health and Aged Care says.

Mark Butler released statistics on Thursday showing that the bulk-billing rate for GP services rose from 75.6% in October to 77.7% in December.