Most will ask for $7 waiver

The figure climbed to almost eight in 10 for full-time students and the unemployed.

And, more than three-quarters of respondents said people would visit their GP less if the co-payment became a reality.

RACGP president Dr Liz Marles said the survey made clear that the co-payment would increase, rather than decrease, pressure on the health system.

“This has a profound flow-on effect, with patients likely to heavily rely on more expensive hospital services after failing to seek timely care at the primary healthcare level,” Dr

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