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Budget 2018-2019

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Cross-portfolio measures are as follows:

Department of Health initiatives affecting DVA clients:

  • More Choices for a Longer Life - Healthy Ageing and High Quality Care
  • Guaranteeing Medicare - MBS - New and Amended Listings
  • Guaranteeing Medicare - MBS Review - Response to Taskforce Recommendations
  • A Stronger Rural Health Strategy
  • Improving Access to Medicines - Strengthening the Quality Use of Healthcare Services
  • Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme – New and Amended Listings
  • Improving Access to Medicines – Encouraging Greater Use of Generic and Biosimilar Medicines
  • Guaranteeing Medicare - Strengthening Primary Care
  • Guaranteeing Medicare - Expansion of Medicare Eligibility for Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Guaranteeing Medicare - Medicare Benefits Schedule Review
  • Strengthening Aged Care - More Places, Lower Fees, Better Access
  • Strengthening Aged Care - Improved Access and Compliance

Additional information on these initiatives is located on the Department of Health website.

Department of Social Services initiatives affecting DVA clients:

  • More Choices for a Longer Life – Finances for a Longer Life:
    • New Means Testing Rules for Innovation Retirement Income Streams
    • Increase and Extend the Work Bonus
    • Expansion of Pension Loans Scheme
  • Retaining the Energy Supplement

Additional information on these initiatives is located on the Department of Social Services website.

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