Medicare

Medicare is Australia’s health care system that ensures all Australians have access to low-cost medical, optometrical and hospital care. YourLifeChoices Medicare page provides you with the latest news and updates including covered health services and programs.

Whether you are after information on claiming your Medicare payments online, how government private health insurance rebates work or even how to get your doctor’s appointments bulk billed, you are in the right place.

Bulk-billing figures under scrutiny

Bulk-billing figures under scrutiny

Call to increase Medicare rebate to reduce out-of-pocket expenses.

Medicare rebate, bulk-billing the election issues being ignored?

Medicare rebate, bulk-billing the election issues being ignored?

Medicare rebate, bulk-billing the election issues being ignored?

Medicare-funded telehealth options to become permanent

Medicare-funded telehealth options to become permanent

Health minister Greg Hunt announces significant changes to Medicare.

What the health minister says about a 'Band-aid tax'

What the health minister says about a 'Band-aid tax'

A major Medicare review recommends charging bulk-billed patients for wound dressings.

Push for Medicare-style dental scheme for older Australians

Push for Medicare-style dental scheme for older Australians

Gum disease and decay are rising and Australians are avoiding treatment because of cost.

Saving Medicare: Labor wants a tweak, GPs seek funds injection

Saving Medicare: Labor wants a tweak, GPs seek funds injection

Chris Bowen wants a refresh, while doctors back Medicare investment.

Proposal to give patients more say in what they pay their GPs

Proposal to give patients more say in what they pay their GPs

Provocative plan shows people would pay more for shorter waiting times, longer consults.

Private health insurance industry in a ‘death spiral’

Private health insurance industry in a ‘death spiral’

NIB boss wants Medicare abolished.

How does the Medicare rebate freeze affect you?

How does the Medicare rebate freeze affect you?

Labor promises to end freeze within 50 days if it is elected.

Federal Budget 2019: Medicare benefits from healthy economy

Federal Budget 2019: Medicare benefits from healthy economy

It seems that a healthy economy means big health spending.

Can we get affordable dental care for older Australians?

Can we get affordable dental care for older Australians?

Calls for introduction of a Medicare-style universal insurance scheme for primary dental care.

What’s not covered by Medicare?

What’s not covered by Medicare?

What's not covered by Medicare and the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme?

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