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GP co-payments: Deregulation of the bulk billing market

10 Jul 2014

In this second of a series of posts about Medicare, Margaret Faux looks at how perverse financial incentives, the increased financial pressure applied to pensioners and GPs and the lack of supporting infrastructure make the Federal Government’s $7 GP co-payment proposal a high …

Medicare co-payments – Has Tony Abbott closed Australia for (private health insurance) business?

3 Jul 2014

“In this first of a series of posts about Medicare, Margaret Faux notes that the Abbott Federal Government appears to be trying to gain some traction from former Labor Prime Minister Bob Hawke’s introduction of co-payments. But she says, more can be garnered from considering wh…