Stop talking about boosting bulk-billing rates and admit the truth: The money is still not enough

Dr Corinne Glenn
Dr Corinne Glenn.

The changes to Medicare and general practice over the course of the year have sent the strongest signal ever that the public should not expect to be bulk-billed by their GP, particularly if they do not have a healthcare or pension card.

Why would a doctor bulk-bill a patient without a concession card and earn considerably less than they would for bulk-billing a patient with a card?