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'Extremely angry' doctors demand PM dump planned Medicare rebate changes

GPs expressed their anger over planned changes to the Medicare rebate after hundreds met in forums in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Brisbane.<p>“Doctors are extremely angry, frustrated and concerned at the raft of changes the government continually tries to enforce upon healthcare and medical …

@amavictoria on the future of Medicare - in response to big proposed govt changes to medicare rebates #medicareforum http://t.co/kNzB2pWe9T

GP co-payment: doctors voice anger at rebate freeze and consultation times

Patients will pay more to see a GP and find it harder to obtain an appointment as a result of government changes pursued without consultation, doctors have warned.<p>The Australian Medical Association (AMA) on Thursday expressed its strong dissatisfaction with the government’s revised co-payment …

Summary from #MedicareForum @aap_multimedia @9NewsMelb - rebate freeze is not on. The term "strike" was discussed http://t.co/eNVYlMTZvI

"If PCEHR worked it would save the Government millions and millions. We need test results in a click" #MedicareForum http://t.co/DiM4Sp11Aw

MBS rebate has not kept up with CPI or Average Weekly Earnings - and now it's being frozen until 2018 #MedicareForum http://t.co/c0znKVqVOW

And we are off. Chair Dr Roderick McRae talks about issues facing medical practice #MedicareForum http://t.co/lAIeOSJtfl