Medicare’s stuck in the 80s and failing patients, says AMA

The organisation's election campaign is calling on whoever forms the next Federal Government to urgently invest in general practice
Dr Omar Khorshid on one of the campaign posters.

GPs are at the centre of the AMA’s federal election demands with calls to fund a wide range of primary care initiatives including a new Medicare item for longer consults to address complex health issues.

Launching the campaign last week, AMA President Dr Omar Khorshid said Medicare was “stuck in the 1980s” and no longer met the health needs of patients that had become more complex as the population aged.