Mixed messages on Medicare price signals

As Ms Ley resumes her talks with doctor and consumer groups, attention has turned to the question of how the government intends to deliver on its claim that Medicare needs to be made “sustainable”. 

The Labor opposition and Greens have attacked the government’s claim that the co-payment policy is dead, after Ms Ley said the government would “find ways for those who can contribute more to the cost of seeing a doctor to pay a modest contribution”.