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
Geir O'Rourke
Chris Bowen
Shadow Health Minister Chris Bowen.

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.

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