This petition of concerned Central Victorian citizens draws to the attention of the House the findings of the Bendigo electorate’s Save Medicare report, which shows that a lack of Federal Government funding is severely impacting on the ability of central Victorians to access health care services.
We ask the House to:
- Unfreeze and increase the Medicare Rebate freeze for GPs in the 2017 Budget
- Reverse the cuts to bulk billing incentives for pathology and diagnostic imaging
- Reinstate the $29 million that has been cut from central Victorian hospitals in the last three years