Taxpayer-supported indemnity to be scrutinised

The future of taxpayer support for medical indemnity premiums will come under scrutiny as part of a ‘first principles review’ by the Federal Government.

Five financial support schemes for doctors were introduced in the wake of the 2002 indemnity crisis, which triggered soaring premiums and the near-collapse of Australia’s biggest medical insurance company, United Medical Protection.

Thee schemes remained largely undisturbed until December, when the government abruptly

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