The Federal Government wants to overhaul Medicare.
Patients could be out-of-pocket for common surgeries, including hip and heart surgery.
Early indications say some patients could incur more than $10,000 in out-of-pocket costs.
The Australian Medical Association has said changes could trigger "chaos" for patients and doctors.
Union members won Medicare, and we'll always protect it.
So the Coalition Govt are planning to cut Medicare. Don’t they remember what happened last time they tried this on? pic.twitter.com/BMPp9KTWYE— Sally McManus (@sallymcmanus) June 7, 2021
Experts are warning a radical Medicare overhaul will leave patients facing much larger medical bills and leave some unable to afford important surgery. #auspol | @Stela_Todorovic pic.twitter.com/yEI2BOuMal— 10 News First (@10NewsFirst) June 6, 2021
Scott Morrison is cutting the Medicare rebate for hip, shoulder, hand and cardiac surgeries, meaning people will now have to pay thousands of dollars or go without.— Tanya Plibersek (@tanya_plibersek) June 7, 2021
No Australian should lose their mobility because they can’t afford the necessary medical care.
- Daily Telegraph: Patients set to pay thousands more as rebates cut in raft of radical Medicare changes
- 9News: Medicare Benefits Schedule explained: What changes are coming in on July 1
- SBS: WHAT DOES THE MEDICARE REBATES SHAKE-UP MEAN FOR YOUNG AUSTRALIANS?