Jason Falinski has launched a new Health Funding Facts website to help families in the Beaches see how they are benefiting from the Morrison Government’s strong track record on guaranteeing essential health services.
www.health.gov.au/health-funding-facts is a one-stop-shop enabling families to access data on how the Morrison Government is investing in:
- Record health and hospital funding
- Historic high bulk billing rates
- A record number of life-saving medicines subsidised through the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).
Jason Falinski said the new online estimator showed funding for NSW Hospitals growing from $4.308 billion in 2012-13 to an estimated $8.695 billion in 2024-25 because of the Morrison Government’s $30 billion public hospital agreement signed with the states and territories.
In addition, the Government’s investment in Medicare is guaranteed, increasing by $4.8 billion nationwide, to $28.8 billion in 2021-22.
Families will also be able to find details on the how much the Government is investing in the PBS locally.
These are lifesaving and life-changing medicines for our families like Spinraza for patients with Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Orkambi that fights cystic fibrosis, Kisqali to treat breast cancer and many others.
And since 2013, the Coalition Government has added more than 2,000 new or amended items on the PBS.
On average, around 30 new PBS listings are occurring across Australia every month—or one each day— from an overall Government investment of around $10.6 billion.