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Second Reading Speeches

National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits) Bill 2014

Type
Government
Portfolio
Health
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Not Proceeding
Parliament no
44

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Summary

Amends the

National Health Act 1953
in relation to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme and the Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme by: increasing the concessional patient co-payment by 80 cents from 1 January 2015; increasing the general patient co-payment by $5.00 from 1 January 2015; increasing the concessional safety net threshold by two prescriptions each year for four years, from 2015 to 2018; and increasing the general patient safety net threshold by 10 per cent each year for four years, from 2015 to 2018.