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Health Budget at a glance

Highlights of the Health Budget


  • The Medicare levy increase from 2 per cent to 2.5 per cent announced in last year’s Budget has been dropped. NDIS funding will now be reliant on ongoing revenue instead of the $12.8 billion projected to be raised by the levy increase over the forward estimates.
  • Medicare funding to increase by $4.8 billion.
  • The $30 billion five-year public hospital funding agreement.
  • A $500 million 10-year medical research fund.
  • A $83.5 millioninvestment from (2017-18 to 2021-22) for a new rural health initiatives that include a Junior Doctor Program, additional Royal Flying Doctor service funding and establishing a Murray-Darling medical schools network.
  • An extra $1.4 billion for listings on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Schedule.
  • Investment in new medicines.
  • Extra $37.5 millionspending on the National Immunisation Program for flu, pertussis and meningococcal vaccinations.
  • A $154 million healthy living promotion package.
  • A $90.2 millioninvestment in mental health service improvements.
  • $82.5 millionover four years for people in residential aged care services.
  • Funding to promote healthy living and improve community and school sport facilities.