Unlegislated Budget Repair Measures – not proceeding
Re-investing in the Medicare safety nets

This measure retains the current Medicare Safety Net Arrangements.

Page last updated: 09 May 2017

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Why is this important?

The Medicare safety nets increase the benefits payable for an out-of-hospital Medicare service, once a threshold of out-of-pocket costs has been reached.

Who will benefit?

Australians who will benefit are those who meet the threshold.

How much will this cost?

This measure will cost $317.5 million from 2017–18 to 2020–21.

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