Medicare co-payment timeline

Health Minister Sussan Ley has announced that the government is abandoning its plan to introduce a co-payment for GP visits. AAP/Lukas Coch

After a couple of days of speculation and hints, Health Minister Sussan Ley has announced the government is dropping its plan to introduce a co-payment for visiting GPs. The policy, announced in last year’s budget, reflected the government’s determination to introduce a price signal for health care and went through several incarnations before its much-anticipated death.

To navigate the timeline below, hover your mouse on the right (and on the left to move back).


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