The Australian Medical Association is using the election outcome to renew its call for the government to lift the freeze on Medicare rebates.

Responding to Malcolm Turnbull’s admission the Coalition must work harder to rebuild the public’s trust over health policy, AMA president Michael Gannon told ABC radio the freeze – and previous attempts to introduce a GP co-payment – helped Labor’s claims resonate during the campaign.

Mr Gannon said other elements of Coalition policy lent themselves to the Labor attacks, and they paid for it at the polling booth – AAP

Sourced from AMA Website