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Tag Archive | Medicare Rebate

Medicare is not the problem

This article continues from Sussan Ley updates the nation on Medicare. I spent several hours last night looking at the Medicare statistics. I came to a conclusion which may send a few readers reaching for their smelling salts. I ask that after you’ve taken a whiff, you stick with me. My conclusion may seem radical a […]

Sussan Ley updates the nation on Medicare

As any regular reader of this site is aware, I have been very vocal about the various changes to Medicare proposed by the LNP government. A list of past articles is provided at the end of this article should you have missed out. I also appeared on the ABC News supporting the RACGP in their “You’ve […]

The growth of Medicare is slowing

Today I draw attention to two “must read” articles which rather contradict the government’s claims about Medicare. The first is by Glen Murray. Like Glen’s graph? Click the graph to read Glen’s full analysis, I guarantee you will find it very interesting! The second article is by Catherine King, published in The Guardian. Catherine refers […]

What is this premature performance costing the taxpayer?

There is something decidedly unwise about pushing ahead with the Medicare Rebate changes supposedly still scheduled to start on Monday, January 19th when those changes are still subject to a Senate vote. As several news outlets reported today, including The Sydney Morning Herald and the ABC News, when the Senate resumes in February it is […]

Medicare is YOUR insurance cover

Sign the RACGP Petition HERE! When we allow the government to start dismantling Medicare, let us not forget one very important fact. "Medicare…provides a patient rebate, not a doctor payment" The #LNP has cut *your* insurance payment http://t.co/rNXop0EZgI — SirComrade Girlieman (@elronxenu) January 7, 2015 Medicare is the Commonwealth funded health insurance scheme that provides […]

How Medicare Rebate cuts may impact the patient, other than cost

Previously I looked at the financial aspects of the proposed cuts to the Medicare Rebate. This article assumes knowledge of the previous article. There are non-financial impacts we seriously need to consider. In this article I look at Continuing Professional Development (a doctor impact) and treatment delay (a patient and community impact). Policies, based only […]