Pathology is a vital piece of Australia’s health infrastructure:
Pathology funding has not been indexed for 24 years, which makes it an exception in the health system where everything else has been indexed during that time. The indexation freeze has been exacerbated by four Medicare cuts between 2008 and 2014.
For nearly a quarter of a century, pathology providers have been filling the financial gap between the funding provided by the Government and the actual, increasing cost of providing these vital services.
We are calling on the Government to reintroduce indexation for the Pathology Services Table in this year’s Federal Budget.
Without appropriate indexation, pathology providers will be forced to make some very difficult decisions.
We ask for your support to Keep Pathology Bulk Billed. Please use the form below to contact your MP and let them know that pathology funding needs to be indexed in this year’s Federal Budget.
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