[LINK] Access your areas

Marghanita da Cruz marghanita at ramin.com.au
Mon Mar 12 12:48:16 AEDT 2007

Karl Auer wrote:
> On Mon, 2007-03-12 at 10:50 +1100, Craig Sanders wrote:
>>On Mon, Mar 12, 2007 at 09:51:45AM +1100, Karl Auer wrote:
>>>>* The Government says the card will not be compulsory, but people will 
>>>>need it to claim Medicare, welfare and veterans' benefits.
>>medicare is compulsory. you can't opt out of it just because you're
>>rich. you can choose not to benefit from it, but you can't choose not to
>>pay the medicare levy.
>>so, if medicare is compulsory then the access card is compulsory.
> Careful. The card will be necessary to *claim* under Medicare, but not
> necessary simply to be *in* Medicare. At least allegedly, and at least
> this week...
Sorry Karl,

While most GPs and hospitals don't bulk bill...the medicare rebate is 
still the base
fee for service.

Are you suggesting that the health insurance funds will be able to make
the claim on behalf of their subscribers?

> I am pleased to announce that the Australian Government intends to 
provide a grant of $200,000 over two years under the Round the Clock
Medicare program to establish a new bulk-billing after-hours GP clinic
in Ryde.

and from
> He said the grant would complement $8 million pledged by the NSW government to fund 12 additional GP after-hours services.

Marghanita da Cruz
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