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Federal Budget 2017

Posted 10 May 2017

Important health decisions which sure up the future of Medicare and the National Disability Insurance Scheme were welcomed by VHA CEO Tom Symondson.

But more needs to be done for health prevention and Victorian health capital, he said at the VHA’s 2017 Budget breakfast yesterday.

Health highlights include:

  • Legislation to guarantee Medicare and the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme
  • Gradual thawing of the freeze on Medicare rebates paid by the government
  • Hospital funding to increase $2.8 billion over four years
  • $8.3m for home-based palliative care services, funded through Primary Health Networks
  • $80m for psychosocial support services for people ineligible for NDIS support
  • $374.2m, including $94m in capital, to expand My Health Record system rollout

VHA members can access a budget bulletin by contacting the VHA.

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