Stop the freeze on Medicare rebates for optometry
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STOP THE FREEZE ON MEDICARE REBATES FOR OPTOMETRY
The Government has frozen patient rebates for optometry services until July 2020. Rebates were last increased in 2012 and were cut by 5% in 2015.
If your optometrist is asking you to pay higher out-of-pocket expenses, this is the reason why. If your optometrist has not asked you to pay additional fees or charges, they are covering these costs themselves.
This isn’t fair.
Reducing Government support for eye care is short sighted. Over 12 million Australians will experience eye health and vision problems in their lifetime.
Tell your politicians that you care about affordable access to optometry services. Sign our petition today.
For further details visit: http://www.optometry.org.au/advocacy/eye-care-for-all/
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