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Medicare Freeze Posters

The announcement of the Medicare rebate freeze will hit the most vulnerable in the community: the most ill – especially those with chronic illness who need regular access to medical services, the elderly and vulnerable patients in our community who already have lower levels of access to health services.

The previous Labor Government first froze indexation for nine months in 2013.

The Coalition Government’s initial decision not to index the MBS for four years from 1 July 2014 until 1 July 2018 was extended by two more years to 2020 in the 2016-17 Budget, further increasing the gap between patients’ Medicare rebates and medical fees.

There will be a compounding effect forever more, on top of the Government’s estimated savings of $2.8 billion over the six years of the freeze.

Express your dissatisfaction at the Medicare rebate freeze by printing out one of the posters below, and putting it up in your clinic today

  • AMA Medicare Freeze Poster 2016

    • Size: 749 kB
    • Type: pdf
    • Published: May 16, 2016

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  • AMA Medicare Freeze Poster 2016 B&W

    • Size: 749 kB
    • Type: pdf
    • Published: May 16, 2016

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  • Why your health care will cost you more

    • Size: 396 kB
    • Type: pdf
    • Published: May 16, 2016

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