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Medicare logo crackdown: First grandfather, now Labor threatened over use of logo

Lawyers for the Labor Party have accused the Coalition of "authoritarian behaviour" after the Turnbull Government doubled down on its legal threats to a retiree and demanded the ALP also stop using the..
Sydney Morning Herald Also reported by •Brisbane TimesThe Age

Fresh wave of strikes to hit Centrelink, Medicare

Union pledges four days of disruption in December.
Brisbane Times Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

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Courtney talks with Vince Spinelli to discuss the ins and outs of Medicare.
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News video: Importance of Open Enrollment 12/2/16

Importance of Open Enrollment 12/2/16 05:10

Open Enrollment season is coming to an end, but it's still not too late! Seniors wanting to enroll in Medicare or change their Medicare Health Plans have until December 7th to do so.
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News video: Open Enrollment is Almost Over! 12/1/16

Open Enrollment is Almost Over! 12/1/16 05:25

Open Enrollment season is upon us, and there is only a few days left! Ending December 7, this is the time for seniors to enroll or make changes to their Medicare or Medicare Advantage health plan...
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News video: FTN: Page 2

FTN: Page 2 23:09

Missed the second half of the show? The latest on Leon Panetta's interview, also words from Nancy Pelosi on Trump's privatization of Medicare, then NPR's Audie Cornish, USA Today's Susan Page, National..
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News video: Nancy Pelosi: We won't work with Trump on privatization of Medicare and the VA

Nancy Pelosi: We won't work with Trump on privatization of Medicare and the VA 01:13

"Seniors have a lot to lose," the House Minority Leader said, speaking of policy changes anticipated under a Trump administration.
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Malcolm Turnbull requests legal advice on pursuit of 'save Medicare' grandfather

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has promised to review legal advice that led to a retiree being threatened with court action unless he pulls down his "save Medicare" website as intellectual property..
Brisbane Times Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

Sick Medicare harassment on the little guy

A 66-YEAR-OLD Sydney man who runs a not-for-profit website is the target of government legal threats for doing what political leaders have been getting away with for months.
Daily Telegraph Also reported by •The Advertiser

Turnbull government threatens to sue grandfather over 'save Medicare' website

The Turnbull government has threatened to sue a retiree who established a little-visited website that campaigns against cuts to Medicare, accusing him of unauthorised use of the healthcare system's..
Brisbane Times Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

Bulk billing rates are falling

BULK billing has begun to decline creating concern the Federal Government’s freeze on Medicare rebates is starting to impact on free visits to the doctor.
Daily Telegraph Also reported by •The Advertiser

Mediscare texts come under microscope

A parliamentary committee will explore the issue of authorising election text messages after Labor's Medicare campaign.

Medicare bulk-billing limit under 'healthcare homes' scheme would be step backwards

Limiting access to bulk-billed GPs would mean a bad start for the federal government's reform scheme.
The Age

Radical Medicare revamp will fail patients as Health Care Homes trial funding falls short, say doctors

A Medicare overhaul is set to introduce a tiered system for people with chronic diseases that would see the most unwell patients receive $1795 in GP visits to manage their condition.
Brisbane Times Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

Medicare overhaul puts patients at risk

THE nation’s sickest patients could be at risk after a massive Medicare change will see their GP visits cut back — and doctors are unimpressed.
Daily Telegraph Also reported by •The Advertiser

Doctors forced to repay $4.5 million in Medicare, PBS benefits for "inappropriate practices"

Doctors and other health practitioners who engaged in questionable prescribing practices have been forced to repay the Commonwealth more than $4.5 million in health benefits in the past year.
Brisbane Times Also reported by •Sydney Morning Herald

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