Medicare: health minister Peter Dutton signals overhaul

Medicare: health minister Peter Dutton signals overhaul | World news
Peter Dutton said he wanted to ‘start a national conversation about modernising and strengthening Medicare’. Photograph: Dave Hunt/AAP

The federal health minister, Peter Dutton, has signalled dramatic changes to Medicare to address “staggering” increases in health spending, confirming the Abbott government would consider a new fee for visits to the doctor.

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