Health

Give up middies to pay for visits to the GP - Treasurer

THE NOTORIOUS GP tax made its way into the Budget - $7 per visit, with pensioners getting their 11th visit and any thereafter free.  

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A few Budget positives

THE BUDGET perks for older people and people living on low incomes are few and far between, however there are a couple of initiatives which may be of benefit to some readers.

Read more: A few Budget positives

Nothing to smile about

PEOPLE waiting for public dental treatment will be waiting longer after cuts to dental programs in the Budget.

Read more: Nothing to smile about

Fewer pharmacist checks of older people’s medications

EVERY year, one third of unplanned hospital visits are because of poor reactions to medicines.

Read more: Fewer pharmacist checks of older people’s medications

Bulk billing must stay

THE campaign to prevent the introduction of co-payments for visits to your local GP is well under way.

Read more: Bulk billing must stay

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