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FIND OUT HOW MUCH $$$ YOUR LOCAL HOSPITAL GETS

Ever wondered how much money the Federal Government is actually investing in your local hospital? Well wonder no longer! Thanks to a new Health Funding Facts website launched by Health Minister Hunt, it’s all at your finger tips.

That sounds interesting! Tell me more.

The Federal Government is responsible for jointly funding Australia’s public hospitals, which are owned and operated by the State and Territory Governments. Health Funding Facts shows how much hospital, Medicare and medicines funding your local hospital network and electorate receive from the Australian Government – think of it as a one-stop-shop!

So how does the website work?

  • Hospital funding – enter your postcode or your local public hospital from the menu to reveal the Australian Government’s funding
  • Medicare funding – enter your postcode or Federal electorate to find out how much Medicare funding was received between 2012-13 and 2017-18
  • PBS funding – reveals how much was received in PBS benefits by people in your area between 2012-13 and 2017-18

Hit me with the facts!

Under the next National Health Reform Agreement, from 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2025, the Federal Government will contribute $130 billion in funding to Australia’s public hospitals

Nationwide, the Federal Government’s funding to all States and Territories for public hospital services is growing from $13.3 billion in 2012-13 to an estimated $28.7 billion in 2024-25

KEY INSIGHT: Currently in Australia, close to nine out of every ten GP services are bulk-billed, meaning that Aussie patients do not have any out-of-pocket costs when they visit their local GP.

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