Drop health reforms, doctor groups tell govt

The demands come as Health Minister Sussan Ley is midway through consultations on the contentious Medicare reforms and the government is under pressure to devise a workable solution for the 2015 budget.

Today the presidents of the Australian Medical Association and the Rural Doctors Association of Australia said  it was time for the government to drop its proposed reforms, particularly the cut to the Medicare rebate and the freeze to the indexation to 2018.

Their statements follow Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s promise not