Guaranteeing Medicare – overview

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Publication date: 
31 March 2019
Publication type: 
Fact Sheet
Intended audience: 
General public

The Government is increasing Medicare funding by $6 billion over the forward estimates from $19.5 billion in 2012–13, to $25 billion in 2018–19, to $31 billion in 2022–23. This is important because giving people more affordable access to universal health care is a key pillar of the Government’s long term health plan and will save lives.