The Federal Government invites the community, including individuals, businesses and groups to submit their views before the Budget is prepared and finalised. CHF has prepared our submission on the following points:

  • Health as an investment
  • Consumer Capacity building – calling for continued funding of the Youth Health Forum
  • National network of digital health navigators to improve digital health literacy and enhance equitable access across services
  • Fund access to pandemic testing and treatment services so that cost is not a barrier
  • Fund a "health in all policies" approach
  • Universal oral and dental health scheme
  • Primary Health – include social prescribing in the 10 Year Primary Health Care Plan
  • Build capacity for “link worker” role
  • Increase investment in Primary Health, increasing MBS rebates for GPs and others
  • Call to for inquiry into the benefit of government involvement in the Private Health Insurance and to leave the PHI tax rebate at current levels
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Tuesday, February 1, 2022
Consumers Health Forum