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GP leaders to vote on whether to support patient charges for appointments


8:18 Charging for appointments is not double taxation. We already pay surcharges for a whole range of government services. The tax system is not like a savings account, you cannot simply withdraw what you put in. GPs have already been portrayed as greedy money grabbers so it is too late for that argument, besides this does not happen in countries where there is an up front charge for access. In fact if primary care was funded in a sustainable manner then we would probably have to plead for resources less often and money would become less of an issue - we could then get on with the business of looking after the sick.

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07 May 2014

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