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ALP’s dental plan for older Aussies

Labor announces a plan to subsidise dental for older Australians

ALP’s dental plan for older Aussies

Older Australians to receive up to $500 a year towards dental care under Labor.

Free blood tests on the table

Free blood tests for older Australians on the table

Free blood tests on the table

Labor woos older Australians with healthcare incentive.

Medicare rebate freeze explained

How does the Medicare rebate freeze affect you?

Medicare rebate freeze explained

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

Medicare to benefit

Medicare to benefit from our healthy economy

Medicare to benefit

It seems that a healthy economy means big health spending.

Improved access to medicines

Improved access to medicines and health services

Improved access to medicines

Australians will benefit from more affordable medicines and access to health services.

How important is Denticare to you?

Friday Flash Poll: Should ‘Denticare’ become an election issue?

How important is Denticare to you?

Calls for a universal dental care scheme have strengthened, but is it an election issue ...

Is it time for universal dental care?

Is it time for universal dental care?

Is it time for universal dental care?

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

Major parties unite on heart checks

Major parties unite on heart checks

Major parties unite on heart checks

Both sides of politics have announced their support for comprehensive heart health checks.

Medicare sitting on $110m in rebates

Medicare sitting on $110m in unpaid rebates

Medicare sitting on $110m in rebates

Australians who’ve failed to file correct information with Medicare are owed $110m.

Where can I find a bulk billing GP?

Where can I find a bulk billing GP?

Where can I find a bulk billing GP?

Finding a bulk billing doctor just became much easier.

My Health opt-out date extended

my health

My Health opt-out date extended

Health minister again bows to pressure on controversial medical records site.

Safety net helps with bill shock

Higher rebates offset medical expenses

Safety net helps with bill shock

Had a few trips to the GP this year? You may be eligible for higher ...

What’s not covered by Medicare?

What’s not covered by Medicare?

What’s not covered by Medicare?

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

Treatments for elderly ‘to be cut’

psychologist counsels patient

Treatments for elderly ‘to be cut’

Psychologists warn that ‘exclusivity’ proposals could block seniors’ access to care.

GP visits too costly for 1.3m

doctor and patient

GP visits too costly for 1.3m

Report finds patients paid $3 billion in costs over 12 months.

Explained: Help with health costs

Explained: Help with health costs

Explained: Help with health costs

The Government has several ways of helping you meet expensive healthcare costs.

Health system neglects vulnerable

Health system neglects vulnerable

Health system neglects vulnerable

Primary care needs an overhaul to ensure all Australians get the best health care.

Doctors trade blows over privacy

Professor Kerryn Phelps

Doctors trade blows over privacy

Experts disagree on whether Australians should share private medical information.

Communicate better with your doc

Communicate better with your doc

Communicate better with your doc

A consultation with a GP should be about more than picking up a prescription.

The real cost of living longer

The true cost of longevity is healthcare

The real cost of living longer

The one factor that could seriously strain your retirement income.

Government myGov website scam

Government issues a scam warning to all myGov users

Government myGov website scam

The Government’s myGov website has been cloned by sophisticated scammers.

Medicare rebate is sick: GPs

Medicare rebate is sick and must be lifted, say GPs

Medicare rebate is sick: GPs

Doctors lobby for an increase to allow them to spend more time with patients.

Radiologists back pensioner refund

Radiologists call for pensioner rebates for X-rays

Radiologists back pensioner refund

Radiologists fume over gaps paid by pensioners who cannot access X-ray rebates.

The health issue Medicare ignores

The health issue Medicare ignores

The health issue Medicare ignores

Health groups lobby Government to provide better support.

Medicare patients to show ID

Medicare patients to show ID

Medicare patients to show ID

To avoid future data breaches, Government wants patients to show ID.

Medical data privacy breached

Medical data privacy breached

Medical data privacy breached

The identities of three MPs and a footballer were cracked by a team of academics.

Medicare deception revealed

Medicare deception revealed

Medicare deception revealed

New investigation reveals DHS knew private Medicare details were for sale.

Australia’s healthcare second best

Australia’s healthcare second best

Australia’s healthcare second best

Despite some faults, our system is among the best in the developed world.

Medicare scare prompts review

Medicare scare prompts review

Medicare scare prompts review

The Government launches an independent review into Medicare accessibility.

Are your Medicare details for sale?

Are your Medicare details for sale?

Are your Medicare details for sale?

A popular site for illegal products offers Medicare details for $30.

Aussies tired of unfair economy

Unfair economy ‘benefits the wealthy over ordinary workers’

Aussies tired of unfair economy

Poll shows 71.5 per cent of Australians think we now live in an unfair economy.

Coalition attacks Labor over NDIS

Coalition attacks Labor for not backing NDIS funding

Coalition attacks Labor over NDIS

Coalition attacks Labor for not backing a universal Medicare levy hike to fund the NDIS.

Shorten escalates the fairness fight

Shorten’s Budget 2017 reply ramps up the fairness fight

Shorten escalates the fairness fight

Labor to push for increased taxes to only affect higher income earners.

A missed opportunity

A missed opportunity

A missed opportunity

Let’s not gloss over the missed opportunity to boost the funding of the NDIS.

Better access to Medicare bulk billing

Budget 2017: Better access to bulk billing and PBS

Better access to Medicare bulk billing

The freeze on the indexation of the MBS will gradually cease from 1 July 2017.

Budget cut fears for home GP visits

GP home visits could face Budget funding cuts

Budget cut fears for home GP visits

GP home visit service could be cut in upcoming Budget.

Why is this surcharge applied?

Senior woman with medicine and reading drug prescription

Why is this surcharge applied?

What extra charges are applied to PBS medicines?

Medicare rebate freeze to be lifted

Turnbull Government set to unwind Medicare rebate freeze

Medicare rebate freeze to be lifted

The Turnbull Government appears set to unwind the Medicare rebate freeze.

No support for older Aussies

Sad elderly woman in aged care with mental health problems

No support for older Aussies

COTA has launched a petition to change discriminatory mental health policy.

DHS threatens ‘Save Medicare’ man

Retired man trying to save Medicare threatened by the DHS instead

DHS threatens ‘Save Medicare’ man

A retired man trying to save Medicare is threatened by the DHS for his trouble.

Will you soon pay $78 for GP visit?

Will you soon pay $78 for GP visit?

Will you soon pay $78 for GP visit?

Medicare data shows a decline in bulk billing services across the country.

Medicare funding trial to commence

GP and older woman with chronic condition

Medicare funding trial to commence

Health Care Homes funding policy could see those with chronic illness turned away.

GP fees to rise from 1 November

GP fees rise to $78 from 1 November

GP fees to rise from 1 November

The standard cost of a 20-minute visit to the doctor is expected to rise.

Medicare rebate delay on the cards

medicare card and money

Medicare rebate delay on the cards

Can Medicare savings help improve our public health service?

Can’t get an appointment? Here’s why

doctor marking a clipboard

Can’t get an appointment? Here’s why

Are public sector wait times getting longer?

Medicare rebate cheques to end

Medicare rebates: register your bank details to claim

Medicare rebate cheques to end

Claiming your Medicare rebates is about to become more streamlined.

Medicare not being ‘sold off’

Medicare office

Medicare not being ‘sold off’

Malcolm Turnbull has promised voters that no aspect of Medicare will be outsourced.

Saving Medicare

Saving Medicare – Professor Brian Owler suggests how

Saving Medicare

Prof. Brian Owler shares his opinion on how our health system can be saved.

Push to end Medicare rebate freeze

doctors medical billing plans

Push to end Medicare rebate freeze

Patients could end up paying dearly for GP consultations.

New Medicare package announced

New Medicare package announced

New Medicare package announced

Changes to the public health system could see the introduction of health care homes.

Government may privatise Medicare

Government may privatise Medicare

Government may privatise Medicare

Will the government privatise the Medicare payments system?

PBS changes could be costly

dollar signs in a medication capsule

PBS changes could be costly

As of 1 January, pharmacists have the option to charge up to $1 less for ...

GPs’ $4 million Medicare rort

GPs’ $4 million Medicare rort

GPs’ $4 million Medicare rort

Doctors will have to repay over $4 million in wrongfully claimed Medicare benefits.

Medicare review could cut services

Medicare review could cut services

Medicare review could cut services

Sussan Ley and the AMA are at loggerheads over the impending MBS review.

GPs should charge gap fee: AMA

GPs should charge gap fee: AMA

GPs should charge gap fee: AMA

The Australian Medical Association wants doctors to be able to charge gap fees.

Medicare to undergo revamp

Medicare to undergo revamp

Medicare to undergo revamp

The Federal Government has announced it will revamp the Medicare system.

AMA calls on PM to fix Medicare

AMA calls on PM to fix Medicare

AMA calls on PM to fix Medicare

The AMA has called on Tony Abbott to review his unpopular health policies.

Health insurance premiums to rise

Health insurance premiums to rise

Health insurance premiums to rise

We are facing a considerable hike in health insurance premiums – seven per cent to ...

Health system in turmoil

Health system in turmoil

Health system in turmoil

The scrapping of Medicare rebate cuts suggests a health system in turmoil.

Will you pay more to see your GP?

Will you pay more to see your GP?

Will you pay more to see your GP?

Changes to the Medicare rebate will take effect from Monday 19 January.

GP co-payment ‘dumped’

GP co-payment ‘dumped’

GP co-payment ‘dumped’

The $7 GP co-payment has been ‘dumped’, but GPs may still be able to charge.

Human Services industrial action

Human Services industrial action

Human Services industrial action

Human Services officers will commence industrial action on 11 December.

$7 GP co-payment could bypass parliament

$7 GP co-payment could bypass parliament

$7 GP co-payment could bypass parliament

Companies have been asked to incorporate the $7 GP co-payment into products.

Centrelink customer service shake-up

Centrelink customer service shake-up

Centrelink customer service shake-up

The DHS has been forced to rethink its plans for a customer service revamp.

Medicare threshold changes

Medicare threshold changes

Medicare threshold changes

New thresholds for the Medicare Safety Net will apply to all patients.

Medicare to close on Saturdays

Medicare to close on Saturdays

Medicare to close on Saturdays

Medicare offices are set to close on Saturdays.

A weekend of politics

A weekend of politics

A weekend of politics

Politics has dominated the news this weekend.

Healthcare in turmoil

Healthcare in turmoil

Healthcare in turmoil

News stories over the last two weeks indicate that our current health system is unsustainable.

Is refusing to bulk bill illegal?

Is refusing to bulk bill illegal?

Is refusing to bulk bill illegal?

Trudie wants to know if refusing to bulk bill is illegal.

Medicare payments go electronic

Medicare payments go electronic

Medicare payments go electronic

The way Medicare rebates are paid is changing to make the process more efficient

Are Medicare rebates classed as income?

Are Medicare rebates classed as income?

Are Medicare rebates classed as income?

Medicare rebates will now be paid electronically. How will this money be assessed?

Medicare-funded dental system

Medicare-funded dental system

Medicare-funded dental system

Tony Abbot called for the introduction of a Medicare-funded dental system on Tuesday this ...

Tony Abbot promises dental care. Or does he?

Tony Abbot promises dental care. Or does he?

Tony Abbot promises dental care. Or does he?

I just finished reading four different articles published by four different newspapers. Each article ...

The pain of paying

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The pain of paying

Derryn Hinch has started the year true to form by taking a swipe at ...

Lodge your Medicare claim online

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Lodge your Medicare claim online

Rather than queue at your local Medicare Office to make your claim, you can ...

Additions to the PBS

Additions to the PBS

Additions to the PBS

Taking regular medicines can be frustrating, especially when they’re expensive. From 1 December 2011, ...

Grandparent benefits

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Grandparent benefits

In today’s society grandparents may find themselves being the primary care-giver for their grandchildren. As with any caring, there is a cost involved - as well as support available. Knowing what you may be entitled to is vital if you are considering taking over the ...

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