Saturday, July 31, 2010

Mothers & midwives share their concerns about the "collaboration" regs with Nicola Roxon in Brisbane

Last Friday, mothers and midwives met with Federal Health Minister Nicola Roxon on the campaign trail at the Wynnum Hospital. They thanked her for Medicare for Midwives and then talked about how they felt the collaboration regulations the Government have introduced will derail the $120m maternity reforms.

This form of ‘collaboration’ sees women needing to have a doctor’s permission before she can claim Medicare rebates for her private midwifery care. Women also run the very real risk of losing their midwifery care at a moment’s notice with no right of recourse or appeal if the doctor decides to withdraw from the ‘collaboration agreement.

See pictures below...

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