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2015 Health Budget – at a glance

Main measures

·        Medicare rebate freeze to mid-2018

·        public hospital funding wound back

·        MBS review

·        e-health records re-boot – $485m

·        Emergency response capacity – $98m

·        Cancer screening and medication – $628m

·        National Drugs Campaign and Ice Action strategy – $20m

·        Boosting immunisation coverage – $188m

·        Developing tropical health expertise – $23.8m

Cuts

·        Slashing health programs and funds – $962.8m

·        $5000 cap on FBT exemption for hospital doctors – $295m

·        Child dental benefits – $125.6m

·        GP child health assessments – $144.6m

·        PBS price and safety net changes – $257.3m

·        Health Dept and TGA cuts – $113.1m

·        Consolidating health work force scholarships – $72.5m

 

·        Adult public dental services – $45m

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