Thursday, January 15, 2015

Government Backs Down On Medicare Co-Payment - Back To The Drawing Board!

Amazing back-flip.

All planned Medicare rebate changes 'off the table'.

Consultations now to begin...

A matter to pause and consult on!

I have to say Minister Ley is sounding much more reasonable than her hopeless predecessor.

She has noticed there are unintended consequences - especially on the Rebate Changes for the short consultations.

Minister Ley says at present she does not actually have a plan C - hence the consultation! 

Note: Mr Abbott still keen on Co-payment so will be interesting to see what happens in Senate in February (or later).

David.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Fascinating stuff! Just yesterday Minister Ley issued her very first press release, denouncing Labor for a "sneaky backflip" which she claims is all "About Politics, Not Patients”

http://www.health.gov.au/internet/ministers/publishing.nsf/Content/5647CAFACEB42578CA257DCD00252B04/$File/SL001.pdf

Anonymous said...

Just in: Ms Ley's second press release

http://www.health.gov.au/internet/ministers/publishing.nsf/Content/CD411B4A5C6EEC03CA257DCE00129365/$File/SL002.pdf