Why I will continue to help save Medicare dollars


We’ve heard a lot about the financial trauma of the Medicare rebate freeze on GPs and their patients, but we have heard little about the emotional impact of this political decision.

The freeze indirectly implies that we’re less valuable than we used to be to the government, while being told that other healthcare practitioners may perform some of our role just as well as we can.

And the message that we need to ‘prove’ we are ‘good’ doctors through revalidation — which, by implication, suggests we are not until we