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Last night, the Treasurer delivered the Australian Federal Budget for 2016-17. Below is a high level overview of the proposed changes announced in the healthcare area. Some of the measures require legislation to be passed through Parliament, which is not certain.

Proposed Changes

The Treasurer has referred to there being no winners and no losers under this budget, and some commentators have criticised it for being 'dull'. It appears that in preparing this this budget, the Government is looking to avoid controversy.

  • Primary healthcare
  • Public hospitals
  • Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS)
  • Private health insurance
  • Dental
  • Aged care
  • Regulation and safety
  • Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)
  • Public health
  • Diverted Profits Tax
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