National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits) Bill 2014

Bills Digest No. 7, 2014-15 14 July 2014, Parliamentary Library, Parliament of Australia
Author: Leah Ferris
“The purpose of the National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits) Bill 2014 (the Bill) is to amend the National Health Act 1953 (the Act)1 to increase the co-payment and Safety Net amounts for items listed under either the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme Schedule (PBS Schedule) or the Repatriation Schedule of Pharmaceutical Benefits (RPBS). In particular the Bill will: increase the co-payment for general patients by $5.00 (to $42.70) and the co-payment for concessional card holders by $0.80 (to $6.90) 2 and increase the safety net for general patients by ten per cent each year for four years and the safety net for concessional patients by two prescriptions each year for four years.3”
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