Unlegislated Budget Repair Measures – not proceeding
Re-investing in the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme co-payments and safety net thresholds

This measure retains the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), co-payment and safety net thresholds.

Page last updated: 09 May 2017

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Why is this important?

The PBS co-payment and safety net thresholds keep medicines accessible and affordable for Australians.

Who will benefit?

Consumers will benefit from no change in the way they purchase or use their prescription medicines.

How much will this cost?

This measure will cost $955 million from 2016–17 to 2020–21.

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