Health Insurance Amendment (100% Medicare Rebate and Other Measures) Bill 2004

Type
Government
Portfolio
Health and Ageing 
Originating house
House of Representatives 
Status
Act 
Parliament no
41
Summary
Amends the
Health Insurance Act 2003
  to: increase the Medicare rebate from 85 per cent to 100 per cent of the schedule fee for services provided by general practitioners; and ensure that families who are eligible for Family Tax Benefit Part A are also eligible for the lower $300 safety net threshold. Also contains an application provision. 

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Progress

House of Representatives
17 Nov 2004Introduced and read a first time
17 Nov 2004Second reading moved
01 Dec 2004Second reading agreed to
01 Dec 2004Third reading agreed to
Senate
01 Dec 2004Introduced and read a first time
01 Dec 2004Second reading moved
02 Dec 2004Second reading amendment agreed to

Details: 1 Australian Greens agreed to
02 Dec 2004Second reading agreed to
02 Dec 2004Third reading agreed to


13 Dec 2004Assent

Act no.: 138

Year: 2004

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Text of bill

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  • Third reading: Prepared if the bill is amended by the house in which it was introduced. This version of the bill is then considered by the second house.
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Explanatory memoranda

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains amendments proposed by the government to the bill.
  • Revised explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains the amended version (third reading) of the bill. It supersedes the explanatory memorandum.

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