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A constantly updating archive of the last news relating to the $7 Medicare co-payment and the #CoPayStories campaign.
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Federal Government's planned $7 GP co-payment could treble emergency department waiting times, Senate inquiry hears

Federal Government's planned $7 GP co-payment could treble emergency department waiting times, Senate inquiry hears | CoPayStories Latest News | Scoop.it
AN extra 290,000 South Australians are expected to seek treatment in emergency departments instead of seeing their doctors if the Federal Government’s proposed $7 GP co-payment is introduced.
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GPs press concerns about planned $7 co-payment, Weatherill rules out state ... - Yahoo!7 News

GPs press concerns about planned $7 co-payment, Weatherill rules out state ... - Yahoo!7 News | CoPayStories Latest News | Scoop.it
Doctors have raised their concerns about the Federal Government's proposed $7 GP co-payment at the Royal College of General Practitioners' annual conference in Adelaide.
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Gosford Council to write to federal government opposing GP co-payment - The Daily Telegraph

Gosford Council to write to federal government opposing GP co-payment - The Daily Telegraph | CoPayStories Latest News | Scoop.it
The Federal Government’s proposed $7 GP co-payment has been given the thumbs down by Gosford Council.
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Federal Budget's Medicare co-payment pushing tough future on migrants - The Daily Telegraph

Federal Budget's Medicare co-payment pushing tough future on migrants - The Daily Telegraph | CoPayStories Latest News | Scoop.it
Federal Budget's Medicare co-payment pushing tough future on migrants
The Daily Telegraph
Ms Cabaero said the $7 Medicare co-payment would hit the community hard.
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GP college says $7 co-payment could force doctor retirement - The Australian Financial Review

GP college says $7 co-payment could force doctor retirement - The Australian Financial Review | CoPayStories Latest News | Scoop.it
The Australian Financial Review GP college says $7 co-payment could force doctor retirement The Australian Financial Review Brian Owler, the new president of the doctors lobby the Australian Medical Association, has previously warned that doctors...
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Bulk billing doctors say patients stay away thinking $7 co-payment is already ... - The Australian

Bulk billing doctors say patients stay away thinking $7 co-payment is already ... - The Australian | CoPayStories Latest News | Scoop.it
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OPINION: Government should rethink co-payment - Newcastle Herald

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OPINION: Government should rethink co-payment
Newcastle Herald
THE federal government's proposed Medicare co-payment model is going to hit rural patients hard and will cause significant problems to country medical practices and their communities.
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LETTER: Federal Government should re-think proposed Medicare co-payment ... - Grenfell Record and Bland Advertiser

LETTER: Federal Government should re-think proposed Medicare co-payment ... - Grenfell Record and Bland Advertiser | CoPayStories Latest News | Scoop.it
LETTER: Federal Government should re-think proposed Medicare co-payment ...
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Effect of co-payment on hospitals and medicine access has not been assessed

Effect of co-payment on hospitals and medicine access has not been assessed | CoPayStories Latest News | Scoop.it
Coalition's plans were put together without any modelling of the impact on emergency departments and prescription use (RT @Eddie_Cliff: Pathetic: Effect of the co-payment on hospitals & medicine access "has not been assessed"
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Queensland rural doctors say GP co-payment unfair on the bush - ABC Online

Queensland rural doctors say GP co-payment unfair on the bush - ABC Online | CoPayStories Latest News | Scoop.it
Queensland rural doctors say GP co-payment unfair on the bush ABC Online It says its members are concerned the proposed $7 GP co-payment announced in the federal budget will hit rural people the hardest, particularly those financially struggling to...
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GP co-payments: Doctors warn proposal already impacting hospital emergency ... - The West Australian

GP co-payments: Doctors warn proposal already impacting hospital emergency ... - The West Australian | CoPayStories Latest News | Scoop.it
GP co-payments: Doctors warn proposal already impacting hospital emergency ...
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Confusion over $7 GP co-payment start date sees hundreds avoid the doctor - Courier Mail

Confusion over $7 GP co-payment start date sees hundreds avoid the doctor - Courier Mail | CoPayStories Latest News | Scoop.it
Confusion over $7 GP co-payment start date sees hundreds avoid the doctor Courier Mail Keperra Medical Centre practice manager Lisa Thorne said patient numbers had dropped by at least 100 per week — equivalent to the workload of one full-time...
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Opposition Continues To Grow To $7 Medicare Co-Payment | newmatilda.com

Opposition Continues To Grow To $7 Medicare Co-Payment | newmatilda.com | CoPayStories Latest News | Scoop.it
Thousands of Australians took to the streets last weekend to demonstrate against health spending cuts announced in the recent federal budget.
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GP co-payment could triple SA wait times - Yahoo!7 News

GP co-payment could triple SA wait times - Yahoo!7 News | CoPayStories Latest News | Scoop.it
The Abbott government's proposed GP co-payment could prompt an extra 290,000 emergency department presentations per year in South Australia, officials say.
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GP co-payment would discourage indigenous patients seeking care - The Australian

GP co-payment would discourage indigenous patients seeking care - The Australian | CoPayStories Latest News | Scoop.it
THE peak Aboriginal health body has told a Senate committee that the proposed GP co-payment and changes to the PBS would discourage indigenous patients seeking preventive health care and impact on efforts to close the gap in Aboriginal life...
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Bronwyn Bishop dismissed a Medicare co-payment when she was Health spokeswoman

Bronwyn Bishop dismissed a Medicare co-payment when she was Health spokeswoman | CoPayStories Latest News | Scoop.it
TWENTY years ago when Bronwyn Bishop was the Liberal’s health spokeswoman, she mustered her considerable authority to defy doctors on a key measure.
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Opinion: Peter Dutton defends Medicare co-payment - Toowoomba Chronicle

Opinion: Peter Dutton defends Medicare co-payment - Toowoomba Chronicle | CoPayStories Latest News | Scoop.it
Opinion: Peter Dutton defends Medicare co-payment Toowoomba Chronicle At the time Hawke said, "It's very difficult to suggest that a co-payment of $3.50 [around $6.40 in today's dollars]...is going to create great hardship." (Source: Bob Hawke,...
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Medical scans to soar to $1000

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Fears for patients ... Doctors think the rising cost of scans might deter people from getting medical attention.
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Medicare co-payment, health to be examined - Tasmania Examiner

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Medicare co-payment, health to be examined
Tasmania Examiner
THE federal government's $7 Medicare co-payment will be the hot topic at a health forum in Hobart today.
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Bronwyn Bishop dismissed a Medicare co-payment when she was Health spokeswoman

Bronwyn Bishop dismissed a Medicare co-payment when she was Health spokeswoman | CoPayStories Latest News | Scoop.it
TWENTY years ago when Bronwyn Bishop was the Liberal’s health spokeswoman, she mustered her considerable authority to defy doctors on a key measure. (Bronwyn Bishop has been silent on the Medicare co-payment but once she fought vigorously against it.
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GPs fear $7 co-payment will reduce nursing home visits - The Canberra Times

GPs fear $7 co-payment will reduce nursing home visits - The Canberra Times | CoPayStories Latest News | Scoop.it
The Canberra Times GPs fear $7 co-payment will reduce nursing home visits The Canberra Times DOCTORS groups are worried the already small number of GPs who visit nursing homes to see patients will drop even further when the government implements...
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Co-payment will hit rural areas particularly hard - Ballarat Courier

Co-payment will hit rural areas particularly hard - Ballarat Courier | CoPayStories Latest News | Scoop.it
Co-payment will hit rural areas particularly hard
Ballarat Courier
The Federal Government's proposed Medicare co-payment model is going to hit rural patients hard and will cause significant problems to country medical practices and their communities.
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Wonky Health launches, revealing how co-payments will increase the health gap –

Wonky Health launches, revealing how co-payments will increase the health gap  – | CoPayStories Latest News | Scoop.it
The impacts of a Medicare co-payment would be far-reaching, including increasing the health gap between wealthy and poorer areas, and making it harder for general practices to survive in disadvantaged areas.
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Co-payment impact on pharmacy not considered: Government - Pharmacy News

Co-payment impact on pharmacy not considered: Government - Pharmacy News | CoPayStories Latest News | Scoop.it
Co-payment impact on pharmacy not considered: Government Pharmacy News Changes to the PBS co-payment system proposed in the 2014 Federal Budget were included without any modelling or research on their impact on pharmacists, Department of Health...
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Nursing homes residents to be adversely affected by GP co-payment plan - CHOICE

Nursing homes residents to be adversely affected by GP co-payment plan - CHOICE | CoPayStories Latest News | Scoop.it
The Australian Financial Review Nursing homes residents to be adversely affected by GP co-payment plan CHOICE The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) has criticised the Abbott government for forcing GPs to either charge...
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