Dutton’s commitment to GPs

Health Minister Peter Dutton referenced “tough” budget conditions. He said the current annual number of taxpayer-funded Medicare services was “not sustainable”, and that the solution involved “keeping patients treated at a primary care level wherever clinically appropriate to do so”.

“It is a discussion about how we improve our health system to ensure we will always care for those without any means, while at the same time asking those with a capacity to pay to contribute fairly,” said Minister Dutton during a speech at Sydney&rsquo

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