Medibank ditches controversial GP deal

Medibank is to axe its controversial deal with IPN that gives policy holders priority access to GP care.

The health insurer is paying the GP corporate so-called administration fees which means GPs at 26 IPN clinics in Queensland bulk-bill all Medibank members and offer guaranteed access within 24 hours.

However, in a statement released on Friday Medibank admitted that the scheme - called GP Access -  was "perceived as a first step towards the creation of a two-tier or exclusive health system". 

It added: "Medibank is a