Doctors will launch TV advertisements to warn patients they will have to pay to see a doctor as they escalate their campaign against the Turnbull government’s six year freeze on Medicare rebates.
In an unprecedented move the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners will on Sunday launch two advertisements depicting a mother and a young girl delaying medical treatment they can’t afford.
“The Federal Government’s freeze on Medicare rebates means you’ll pay more to see a doctor,” the Advertisements say.
“In Australia your wealth should not affect your health”.
The group normally leaves medical politics to the AMA and its intervention in the election campaign underlines the depth of outrage in the medical community against the Medicare freeze.