Prime Minister launches pop-up display celebrating 40 years of Medicare

On 6 February, a special '40 years of Medicare' pop-up display was launched at Australian Parliament House in Canberra.

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This week, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and Health Minister Mark Butler launched a ’40 years of Medicare’ pop-up display at Australian Parliament House. 

The display encourages viewers to explore the history of public health insurance in Australia.

It describes debate to set up Medicare in the 1980s and how it has evolved in the decades since. 

It also looks to the future, highlighting improvements under way to strengthen Medicare and information about MyMedicare and Urgent Care Clinics.  

For 4 decades, Medicare has guaranteed everyone in Australia a wide range of health and hospital services at low or no cost.

This has helped people to get the health care they need when they need it, no matter their income or where they live.   

It is intended that the display be available around the country.

Further details will be available in coming weeks on the Medicare turns 40 webpage.

The website features the history of Medicare, an image gallery and stories from people about using Medicare.

For details see Minister Butler’s media release.  

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