A healthy budget that raises hopes for the future

There is much to appreciate about the level of support for health in the Federal Budget. The solid funding increases for Medicare, PBS and public hospitals; and the substantial financing of the COVID emergency response and the significant commitment of funding to ongoing development of telehealth have opened new and substantial fields of spending.

We are benefiting from the sound basis that the Australian health system provides and by the force of circumstance that has prompted the Government to pour extraordinary amounts of money into health. The response from the health community has been largely positive although laced with a measure of concern about wider community needs that so often lead to poor health. ...

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Monday, October 12, 2020
Consumers Health Forum