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Liberal cuts threaten bulk billing

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H ie Doctors Reform Society predicts that if the Coalition cuts the $300 million from the Better Practice Program, many G P’s will decide to stop bulk billing and be forced to charge their patients.

“The Coalition's proposal to cut $300 million from the BPP confirms the Doctors Reform Society fears that bulk billing and primary care arebem g sacrificed for the interests of private health insurance” said D r Con Costa, President o f the Doctors Reform Society. - " i u l f e : ' '

“The Better Practice Program has significantly improved the service o f G P’s to their patients. It is outrageous that tax-payers money is going to be directed away from bulk biffing and primary care and be used to suppotl the private Health insurance industry”

said Dr Costa *

“It is nothing but a back door way to end bulk billing” said D r Costa

CON TACT: Dr Con Costa Phonc(02) 558 0255' * Mobile 018 400 309 '

Dr John Flynn . . "

President, Doctors Reform Society o f Queensland Phone (07) 3 274 5901

DOCTORS REFORM SOCIETY Box 14, 4 Govlburn St ri st , Sydney NSW 2000 Phon* (02) 2(54 9084 Fox (02) 207 439 3