GPs unite to overhaul co-payment

The umbrella group United General Practice Australia (UGPA) said the model must be fairer and support the delivery of healthcare to vulnerable patients, including those at the poverty line, the chronically ill, those in aged care facilities, and Indigenous patients. 

Comprising the AMA, RACGP, RDAA and others, the lobby group  said it is united in opposition to the co-payment as proposed, and singled out the potential administrative burden on GPs.

“UGPA is keen to engage with the government to find a workable solution,” it said in a statement.

AMA president Associate Professor Brian

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