STOP THE FREEZE!
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Stop the Freeze on Medicare Rebates.
It was announced in the budget last night that the freeze on Medicare rebates, commenced in 2012, will be continued until 2020. This means the rebate your GP receives when they choose to bulk bill you has not increased in four years and will not increase for four more.
In that time, just like everywhere, their costs have increased. They still have to pay their nurses, their receptionists, their phone bills and the rents for their offices.
Medicare is YOUR universal health insurance. It is YOUR rebate. Do not let the government destroy it.
By freezing the medicare rebate the government is directly attacking those services that care for the disadvantaged which rely solely on the Medicare rebate - such as aboriginal health services and those that care for the poor.
Affordable primary health care is essential for all Australians. Help save it.
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