Digital campaign launched February 2019.
With the 2019 Federal Election fast approaching, ADIA launched a diigtal campaign calling for the Government to deliveron the promise it made at the 2016 election - to put an end to the Medicare freeze on radiology.
The Coalition Government responded in the 2019 Federal Budget, announcing the indexation of all rebates for CT, X-ray, ultrasound, mammography and fluoroscopy services from July 2020.
Digital and community based campaign launched July 2018.
To save money – and without clinical evidence – the Turnbull Government decided that as of 1 November 2018, people over 50 can no longer be referred by their GP for a knee MRI. This forces patients to either wait to see a specialist for a referral, or pay the full cost of the MRI with no Medicare rebate. ADIA launched a campaign to ensure the voices of the 80,000 older Australians this decision affects every year are heard. As of January 2019, more than 14,000 people had signed an online petition urging for the decision to be reversed.
For more information, or to sign the petition, click here.
Television and digital campaign launched July 2018.
Before the 2016 election, the Coalition Government collaborated with ADIA on a package of structural reforms and signed an agreement to end the 20-year freeze on Medicare rebates for radiology when the GP Freeze ends. But the Government broke its promise - the GP freeze ended on 1 July 2018 while radiology rebates remained frozen. This campaign was launched in response.
To learn more about this campaign, click here.
Television and digital campaign launched February 2018.
In response to the Turnbull Government's inaction on Medicare, ADIA launched an escalation of its ongoing campaign to end the 20 year freeze on Medicare rebates for radiology. The central message of this campaign is directed at our politicians - if they continue to ignore the problems in Medicare, only patients that can pay large gaps will be able to afford the x-rays and scans they need.