Second Reading Speeches

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
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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.