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09 May 2018

Transcript:   AMA President, Dr Michael Gannon, SKY News, with Ashleigh Gillon,
Wednesday 9 May 2018

Subject:  Medicare levy, Budget


ASHLEIGH GILLON:   We're returning now to Budget analysis. Joining us live from Canberra is Michael Gannon, he's the President of the Australian Medical Association.

Dr Gannon, appreciate your time. The Medicare levy for GP visits will rise after being frozen for four years. Will that actually mean anything for patients around the country?


Published: 09 May 2018

24 Jan 2017
The AMA has always been reluctant to call for a rise in the Medicare levy, as that perpetuates the myth that the levy pays for the Health budget. But if the Government is contemplating a rise in the levy in the May Federal Budget, all the funds raised should go to health care, AMA President Dr Michael Gannon says.

Published: 24 Jan 2017