Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook 2016

The 2016–17 Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) further advances the Australian Government’s health reform agenda, identifies system efficiencies, and improves the health and wellbeing of Australians.

Page last updated: 19 December 2016

Strengthening mental health care
The $194.5 million reform package ‘Strengthening mental health care in Australia’ will give support to individuals and families living with mental health issues.

Delivering a better health system
Measures continue reform in key areas including Medicare, private health insurance, and dental, and ensure the affordability of high-cost drugs under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme.

Funding election commitments
MYEFO fulfils a number of commitments made by the Government during the 2016 election campaign.

Fighting cancer
Measures in MYEFO continue the unrelenting fight against cancer, with support for women and children with cancer, and continued funding for high-cost radiation therapy equipment in cancer treatment facilities.

Supporting older Australians
Measures continue aged care reform – with the Government seeking to balance the need to fund the nation’s continually growing aged care bill, while appropriately subsidising providers to meet residents’ care needs, and giving consumers more choice, control and protection around their aged care options.

Supporting communities
Measures reflect the Government’s commitment to helping communities across Australia – in cities, towns and our most remote areas – to get the health and medical care they need, when they need it.