The Federal Government has extended the freeze on patient Medicare rebates to 2020, meaning patients will pay more to see their GP.
This attack on Medicare funding has the potential to lead to significantly worse health outcomes for Australians, because it means those who can least afford it will delay seeing their GP. The freeze threatens the viability and sustainability of quality general practice and is bad for the health of Australians.
The RACGP ‘You’ve been targeted campaign’ is running to express our serious concern for the effect this will have on patients.
The campaign unites patients and GPs and aims to amplify the community’s voice and herald change. The collective voice of GPs and patients has a greater chance of being heard by a Federal Government that has continually chosen to ignore and devalue general practice.
Print out the campaign poster and display it in your practice waiting room
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Download the campaign social media materials and update your Facebook and Twitter cover photos
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Take a photo of yourself and other GPs in front of the RACGP’s anti-freeze poster and post it via Twitter using the dedicated campaign #youvebeentargeted
Extending the #MBSfreeze will impact those who can afford it the least #youvebeentargeted
You will pay more to see your GP under extended #MBSfreeze #youvebeentargeted
Extended #MBSfreeze means patient rebates to visit GP will fall by 20% in real terms by 2020 #youvebeentargeted
Letter template for GPs
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Contact 1800 4RACGP
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100 Wellington ParadeEast MelbourneVictoria 3002 Australia