You’ve been targeted campaign – fight the freeze on patient rebates

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.

National television advertisements

Download the campaign poster

Print out the campaign poster and display it in your practice waiting room

anti-freeze poster

 

Download A4 poster Download A3 poster

 

Spread the word on social media

Download the campaign social media materials and update your Facebook and Twitter cover photos

 

Facebook cover image and post image

 

Antifreeze Facebook cover

Download cover Download post image

 

Twitter cover image

 

Antifreeze Twitter header

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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

Join the Twitter conversation using

#youvebeentargeted


Tweet to your followers:

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

Send a letter to your local candidate

  • Encourage patients to sign protest letters when they attend your practice
  • Download the GP/patient letter templates below to personalise and send to your local candidates

Downloads

Letter template for GPs

Letter template for Patients

View the full RACGP Federal election statement and materials

View statement and materials