ABC Fact Check on out-of-pocket costs to visit a GP
The Australian Labor Party has announced that they promise to end the Medicare rebate freeze should they win the election.
After this announcement, Senator Kristina Keneally tweeted: “Under [Scott Morrison] and the Liberals, out-of-pocket costs to visit a GP are up 25 per cent and out-of-pocket costs to visit a specialist are up 40 per cent — because of the Liberals’ & Nationals’ Medicare freeze.”
Have the costs of seeing GPs gone up due to the rebate freeze?
Synapse CEO Margaret Faux was consulted in the writing of this article.