6 new budget updates that will affect healthcare

The Federal Government has released its Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook, its annual December budget update that usually contains a few surprises.  

The headline health-related announcement by Treasurer Scott Morrison (pictured) on Monday was a change to the High Cost Claims Scheme which indemnity firms say will push up premiums.

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The update also said the removal of pathology bulk-billing incentives would be delayed until July 2017.

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