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Federal government 'ripped guts out of Medicare', failed bulk billing doctors: Andrew Barr

Jasper Lindell
By Jasper Lindell
Updated July 17 2021 - 4:34am, first published July 16 2021 - 11:32pm
Chief Minister Andrew Barr, who addressed the ACT Labor Party conference on Saturday morning. Picture: Dion Georgopoulos

The federal government's neglect of bulk billing doctors by failing to make sure Medicare rebates kept up with the cost of running medical practices is a disgrace, Chief Minister Andrew Barr says.

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Jasper Lindell

Jasper Lindell

Assembly Reporter

Jasper Lindell joined the Times in 2018. He is a Legislative Assembly reporter, covering ACT politics and government. He also writes about development, heritage, local history, literature and the arts, as well as contributing to the Times' Panorama magazine on Saturdays. He was previously a Sunday Canberra Times reporter.

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