Health minister Sussan Ley backs down from plan to cut the Medicare rebate by $20 for short visits

By Latika Bourke
Updated January 15 2015 - 2:42am, first published 2:00am
New Health Minister Sussan Ley and Prime Minister Tony Abbott. Picture: ANDREW MEARES

The government has capitulated and scrapped its plans to next week cut the Medicare rebate by $20 for short visits to the doctor after a fierce backlash by doctors and non-government Senators.

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