At a glance: What’s in store for health?

It says it will not respond to each recommendation immediately and all will be revealed in next week’s budget.

Among the 86 recommendations aimed at saving $70 billion annually, the NCOA proposes:

  • Co-payments for all Medicare services with a safety net once a patient exceeds 15 visits or services in a year.
  • A $15 co-payment for general patients to safety net threshold and $7.50 afterwards.
  • A $5 co-payment for concession card holders initially and $2.50 after the safety net threshold is exceeded.
  • Introduction of a mechanism to prevent bulk-billing

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