Patients to pay $8.40 more to see doctor by 2018 under federal Medicare rebate freeze policy

April 6, 2015 9:58 AM

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Patients to pay $8.40 more to see doctor by 2018 under federal Medicare rebate freeze policy

PATIENTS could be paying up to $8.40 more for a visit to the doctor by 2018 - more than they would have paid under the GP co-payment, research into the Federal Government’s Medicare rebate policy has found.

Bowing to public pressure, Health Minister Sussan Ley scrapped the GP co-payment last month.

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