One fine body…
The Federal Government has taken its seven dollar GP co-payment off the table.
The controversial budget measure was strongly opposed by social service providers and Indigenous health organisations, who believed it would lead to a failure to close the life expectancy gap.
It failed it gain enough support to go through parliament.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott says a new model encouraging doctors to charge an optional five dollar co-payment will be introduced, but there will be exemptions.
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