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 until July 2016