Should the co-payment be the same for all?

The Coalitions' budget plan to start charging all GP patients a $7 co-payment, regardless of their means, has a generated a mixed response from Australian Doctor's online community.

Many say that it amounts to a tax on GP care and will deter the most vulnerable from accessing much needed medical treatment, whereas it will have little impact on the health of the wealthy.

However, others support the fee, claiming that it will stop time wasters: as the Abbott Government claims. 

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