Health

A few Budget positives

THE BUDGET perks for older people and people living on low incomes are few and far between, however there are a couple of initiatives which may be of benefit to some readers.

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Nothing to smile about

PEOPLE waiting for public dental treatment will be waiting longer after cuts to dental programs in the Budget.

Read more: Nothing to smile about

Fewer pharmacist checks of older people’s medications

EVERY year, one third of unplanned hospital visits are because of poor reactions to medicines.

Read more: Fewer pharmacist checks of older people’s medications

Bulk billing must stay

THE campaign to prevent the introduction of co-payments for visits to your local GP is well under way.

Read more: Bulk billing must stay

Campaign for country patient accommodation

REGULAR travel to Sydney is non-negotiable for many with serious illnesses which require regular treatment. Yet sadly what seems to be negotiable for those responsible for the health budget allocation is patient accommodation, an essential that is becoming increasingly scarce.

Read more: Campaign for country patient accommodation

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