The Australian Greens and the Greens New South Wales Party are launching a new joint bid for legislative reform to give gsn patients the same rights as other registered patients.
The legislation would also remove the cap on how much a doctor can charge patients for a procedure and provide more protection to the people who pay for it.
Greens deputy leader Adam Bandt says it is time for the government to take a new approach to health care and make the process fairer and more transparent.
“The time for government to go back to the way it was before the GPs were given the right to charge patients is over,” Bandt told The Australian Financial Review.
This would make the system fairer, faster and more accountable for outcomes, Bandt said.
He says the Greens want to see a system that is more transparent, accountable and patient-friendly.
As a GP, Bandtt says he has a huge amount of respect for the GWSGP, who are the best GP in the country, and has worked closely with them.
“The people in the GSNGGP do a great job.
I’ve worked with them for years, I’ve spoken to their staff, I’m aware of their experience and I’ve talked to their families.”
They are a fantastic organisation and we’re proud to have them as part of our Government.
“Greens senators and representatives have long been critical of the GSMPA and its current practices, with Senator Sam Dastyari and Senator Nick Xenophon among the Greens who have publicly voiced their concerns.
It’s time for our Government to take the next step and reform our healthcare system.
Adam BandttGreens’ Senate deputy leader says the new bill will be a step in the right direction for all Australians Labor’s deputy leader and Greens Senator Nick Phalen has previously called for a cap on the cost of GPs’ consultations.
Bandt says this legislation would provide the necessary protection for the people the Government is supposed to be protecting.
If the Government’s reform plans are implemented, Bandts believes it will make the medical system more transparent and accountable, and will provide greater protections to patients.”
With this legislation, the Government will be better able to make the health system fairerer and more inclusive for all.” “
It will give us more time to look at these reforms and work out what our next steps should be.
With this legislation, the Government will be better able to make the health system fairerer and more inclusive for all.”
The Greens have long sought greater transparency in the GP fee system and say the current system does not reflect the experience of patients.
Greens senator Nick Xenophobia is one of the bill’s key backers, who has previously said the current GSMGP is not as good as he would like.
Dr Nick Xenophobe told The National the current GP fee scheme is a “joke” and he is proud to be an MP for the Greens.
Senator Xenophobia also supports a change to the current fee system, with a cap of 1.5% per person, a move that would see patients pay a minimum fee of $25 per procedure.
But Bandt warns the Government needs to act quickly if it wants to move forward.
What does the bill mean for you?
“We’ve heard from patients that their GP practice is going to close down, that they don’t get the quality of care they expect, that the GP’s pay is going down and that the patients aren’t getting the quality they deserve,” Bandts said.
“And if we’re going to change the current arrangements then we need to act now.”
Dr Bandts says the bill will provide more clarity and give more protections for patients.
(ABC News: Catherine McVary)”This is a major piece of reform that needs to be implemented right now,” Bandtt said.
He said the bill would give doctors more time and allow the GP to set out a clearer path to the patients, with the Government taking over.
So what happens if the Government fails to pass this legislation?
Bandt said if the GP registration cap is removed, patients would be able to pay for the same care regardless of whether they had to pay the fee.
And if there is a cap to the GP fees, Bands said doctors would be incentivised to work on the GP register, providing patients with quality care.
How does this change affect you?
You would have a greater level of access to care if you have access to a GP you can trust, said Bandts.
“It’s a real shame that patients are paying the cost to go to the GSA, the GP or the hospital.”
If you have a GP that is going into a hospital, you can go in there and they can treat you.
They’re treating you for free. You