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I've always stood up for the right of every Australian to get quality health care. Because I believe access to health care should depend on your Medicare card, not your credit card.

Medicare Urgent Care Clinics

We've opened 58 free Medicare Urgent Care Clinics across the country so Australians have better access to the care they need, even after hours.

At these new bulk-billed clinics across Australia, all you’ll need is your Medicare card. Find your nearest Medicare Urgent Care Clinic here.

Cheaper medicine

We’ve made the biggest reduction to PBS medicine prices since the scheme was introduced.

Thousands of Australians have been putting off getting the medicine they need because they can’t afford it.

That's why on 1 January 2023, we cut the maximum cost of medicines on the PBS by $12.50, or almost 30 per cent. 

And we cut medicine prices even further with 60 day prescriptions. Since 1 September 2023, Australians with eligible prescriptions have been able to collect twice the medication for the cost of a single prescription.

That means if you take a few medications a month, you could save hundreds of dollars a year.

Strengthening Medicare

We’ve made the biggest-ever investment in bulk billing. It will help more than 11 million Australians see the doctor for free.

Bulk billing had been falling after a decade of cuts and neglect to Medicare under the Liberals, that began when Peter Dutton froze Medicare rebates as Health Minister.

We're working hard to strengthen Medicare again, and thanks to our investment bulk billing has begun to rise again. 

It means GPs are able to bulk bill more patients. Families with children under 16, pensioners and other cardholders are finding it easier to see a bulk billing doctor than they have for decades.

Regional telehealth

We’ve restored funding for video mental health consultations in rural and regional areas.

Living in a rural or regional area shouldn't mean going without mental health support. But that’s exactly what the former Liberal Government’s cuts to bulk billing video mental health consultations have meant for too many people.

We are bringing back access to this vital support for even our smallest towns.

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334a Marrickville Rd
Marrickville NSW 2204

Phone: 02 9564 3588

Parliament House Office

Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: 02 6277 7700

Phone: (02) 9564 3588
Fax: (02) 9564 1734
Email: A.Albanese.MP@aph.gov.au

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