Primary to trial co-payments

PRIMARY Health Care plans to introduce co-payments for some medical services in response to the government’s squeeze on health funding. 

Announcing its half-yearly results on Wednesday, the country’s largest corporate healthcare provider outlined positive progress in its campaign to beef up GP recruitment and revealed steps to drive expansion.

“The difficult trading conditions have, in part, come about due to the government’s desire to reduce spending on frontline healthcare, as evidenced by the MYEFO cuts, ongoing pathology and other MBS cuts,”