Push to reverse 'cack-handed' cut to suburban bulk-billing incentives

Labor is demanding the Government reverse its changes which resulted in 7000 doctors losing access to rural bulk-billing incentives

The Federal Government’s rural bulk-billing reforms have been “cack-handed” and are already hitting GP recruitment in the outer suburbs, Labor’s health spokesman says.

Chris Bowen
Shadow Health Minister Chris Bowen.

In January, the map used to determine which GPs are eligible for the $9.65 rural bulk-billing incentives was redrawn.

The move, which resulted in some 2000 GPs given access to the higher incentives

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