What’s the verdict on the budget’s impact on Health

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Last night the President of the RACGP, Dr Frank Jones tweeted

“Extraordinarily disappointed in initial examination of #Budget2016 extension of #MBS freeze to 2019-20 a huge blow to general practice”

To help gain a broad overview of the sectors reaction to the budget we have listed below a series of links to the media responses from some of the largest organisations in the health sector.

Happy browsing!

Australian Health & Hospitals Association

http://ahha.asn.au/federal-budget-2016

Royal Australian College of General Practice

http://yourgp.racgp.org.au/Your-GP/antifreeze

Australian Medical Association

https://ama.com.au/media/budget-confirms-health-policy-vacuum

Rural Doctors Association of Australia

http://www.rdaa.com.au/sites/default/files/public/Federal%20Budget%20reaction%20-%20May%202016.pdf

Doctors Reform Society

Budget Papers – Health portfolio

http://www.health.gov.au/internet/budget/publishing.nsf/content/2016-2017_health_pbs

Croakey Health Blog

http://croakey.org/health-budget-analysis-part-1/

Consumer Health Forum

https://www.chf.org.au/pdfs/chf/MEDIA-RELEASE-BUDGET-Tuesday-3-May-2016.pdf

Public Health Association of Australia

http://www.phaa.net.au/documents/item/1415