Medicare Locals wind-up will cost $100m: Labor

The phasing out of Medicare Locals will cost primary care $100 million, the Opposition alleges, as rural branches reveal “grave concerns” for the future of services for vulnerable patients.

Shadow health minister Catherine King (pictured) presented the figure in the lower house on Wednesday, which she calculated after meeting with more than 20 Medicare Locals from around the country.

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