Medicare Cut Plans Reversed

An announcement was made by Federal Health Minister Susan Ley yesterday that plans to slash Medicare rebates for short GP visits has been shelved. We would like to thank our patients and staff who have contributed to the RACGP petition campaign against these cuts. The government has listened to the united voices of GPs and patients who have made it clear that our country’s health must remain a priority.

As a result, following yesterday’s policy reversal,  no additional out-of-pocket charges will be implemented at Banyo Clinic, and our existing bulk-billing policies for patients on concession and health care cards will remain unchanged.

Banyo Clinic remains committed to providing affordable, high quality medical care to our local and broader communities, and will continue to work alongside patients and doctor groups to advocate for a sustainable and effective Medicare system.

Join the Petition against Medicare Cuts

Medicare Cuts

Join the Petition against Medicare Cuts – The federal government has elected to cut patient rebates from Medicare by up to $25 per consultation from 19 January 2015, meaning patients will pay more. This will reduce access to quality health care for everyday Australians and negatively impact on the health of our nation.

In effect, the government has targeted the most effective component of Australian health care and risks the well-being of you and your family.

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners have started an online petition on to give voice to GPs and patients around the country, to let the government know that this is not acceptable.

If you would like to support Banyo Clinic and GP’s across the country in protecting the health of everyday Australians, please sign the online petition available on the here, and let our politician know that your health, that of your families, and a viable healthcare system is what matters most.