Concession to pathology companies

“The Turnbull government has neutralised a vocal opponent by promising to control spiralling¬†pathology collection centre rents, which will boost margins for companies such as Sonic Healthcare and Primary Health Care.

………In the opening stages of a hard fought federal election, the deal is a win for the government, which has managed to pacify an opponent……..”

The government has in fact deferred the abolition of a bulk billing incentive until after the election.¬† The government’s attack on bulk billing has been criticised by many alongside comment that the pathology sector already makes handsome profits and the rebate system needs reform but that does not mean attacking bulk billing.