The federal budget introduces a $7 copayment for visiting a GP and an additional $7 fee for out of hospital pathology and diagnostic imaging services. It also increases the copayment for medicines by 80c to $6.90 to those eligible for concessions and by $5 to $42.70 for others.
Women’s Health East has undertaken a gender analysis of the use of general practitioner services, demonstrating that women will be disproportionately disadvantaged.
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