Essential Report

Fee for visiting a GP

Jan 14, 2014

Q. It has been proposed that the Federal Government introduce a $6 fee for each visit to a general practitioner. Would you approve or disapprove of charging a $6 fee to visit a doctor?

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other/

indep-endent

Total approve

28%

18%

43%

22%

22%

Total disapprove

64%

78%

49%

68%

69%

Strongly approve

7%

4%

13%

4%

5%

Approve

21%

14%

30%

18%

17%

Disapprove

23%

23%

24%

19%

18%

Strongly disapprove

41%

55%

25%

49%

51%

Don’t know

8%

5%

8%

10%

10%

28% approve of the proposal to introduce a $6 fee for visits to GP and 64% disapprove.

37% of those aged 55+ approve compared to 23% of those aged 18-34.

78% of those on low incomes (less than $600 pw) disapprove compared to 61% of those on higher incomes ($1,600+ pw)

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