Doctors fight to protect income

By Ross Gittins
Updated March 2 2016 - 1:44pm, first published 1:40pm
HEALTH CUTS: The Turnbull government has proposed saving $650 million in healthcare over four years by removing bulk-billing incentives for pathology services and reducing them for diagnostic imaging.
HEALTH CUTS: The Turnbull government has proposed saving $650 million in healthcare over four years by removing bulk-billing incentives for pathology services and reducing them for diagnostic imaging.

If, as Scott Morrison keeps telling us, the trouble with the budget is a spending problem, not a revenue problem, the government's decision last week to greatly increase our spending on defence has just made the problem a lot worse.

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