RACGP backs CHF calls for public education on Medicare

Royal Australian College of GPs

The Royal Australian College of GPs (RACGP) has thrown its support behind the Consumer Health Forum’s calls for the Australian Government to fund public education that fully explains the Medicare system to the public.

RACGP President Dr Nicole Higgins said public education on Medicare could help people navigate the health system better and improve their health.

“We’re living in an age where people are being swamped with pseudo health advice and marketing for products and services which aren’t evidence-based and could be dangerous. Improving health literacy is essential to ensure people know where to turn

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