CONCERNS have been raised in Goondiwindi over possible cuts to bulk billing of pathology tests after July 1.
A national petition has been organised by Pathology Australia and can be found online at change.org.
The petition currently has 220,308 signatures.
You can search dont kill bulk bill on Facebook, or collect a brochure from pathology or the medical centre in Goondiwindi and they will return your brochure to ensure your signature is counted.
Health Minister Sussan Ley concedes some patients may be worse off under proposed bulk-billing changes that doctors warn could have fatal consequences. Currently, 98.7% of pathology tests are bulk billed.
It is feared that the cuts will affect those most in need, especially in areas such as Goondiwindi with an extensive aging population.
Find the petition online here: http://chn.ge/1n6XUOE