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Pensioners will pay

Pensioners will not be exempt from paying the $7 GP co-payment after Tony Abbott rejected the Australian Medical Association’s (AMA) recommendation, however, children may not be charged the fee.

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Call to drop GP fee for pensioners

Terry Barnes, former policy consultant to Tony Abbott and the person responsible for recommending a GP fee to the Commission of Audit, came out yesterday and suggested that payments to carers and pensioners should be increased to soften the impact of the fee. This compensation could come in the form of a “one-off adjustment of $70,” said Mr Barnes.

Horror cuts to come

More horror budget cuts are looming.

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