Who's saying what about the budget?

Tuesday night's budget announced a catalogue of changes for health. The key measures for general practice include:

  • $7 co-payments to see a GP
  • $5 cut in rebate for a standard GP consult, pathology and imaging from July 2015
  • GP incentives to treat concession card holders and the under 16s for free after 10 visits
  • Medicare rebate indexation frozen  except for GP visits