Strengthening Medicare

I know there is no issue more important to you than being able to access quality, affordable health care.

It is fundamental to us delivering a thriving society now and for generations to come.

That’s why I’m so proud that this Government is strengthening the great Labor institution that is Medicare.

Medicare is built to ensure that access to quality, affordable healthcare is determined not by your credit card but by your green-and-gold Medicare card.

It’s why we are tripling the bulk-billing incentive, delivering the largest ever increase, meaning more Australians will be able to see a bulk billed GP.

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners has called this massive investment a ‘game changer’ for general practice in Australia and one that is certainly needed.

We are delivering cheaper medicines for six million Australians.

In fact, in Boothby alone, we’ve already saved people more than $917,000 on over 83,000 prescriptions since the policy took effect at the beginning of 2023.

We’re opening more than 50 Medicare urgent care clinics around the country, including one to be established in Boothby.

These are all essential investments that will go a long way to strengthening our health system.

After a decade of neglect and undermining by the former government, we know that there is a lot to do rebuild and strengthen our health system, and that is what Labor Governments do best.