PBS co-payment hike for self funded retirees
Labor shadow health minister Catherine King urged the Abbott government to rule out any intention to impose a new ‘intermediate co-charge’, which would increase co-payments from $6.10 to $12.60 per script. “It is a short-sighted proposal that will put additional stress on Australia’s health system and put the health of thousands of Australians at risk,” she said.
News Limited reported senior Labor MPs revealed the proposal was rejected during the final months of Julia Gillard’s leadership.
Ms King claimed it was the