We're Strengthening Medicare

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Everyone in Barton should have access to world-class healthcare. That’s why we’re providing cheaper medicines to ease the pressure on household budgets, freezing the maximum cost of PBS medicines, and adding more medicines to the PBS.

We’re investing in additional Medicare Urgent Care Clinics – expanding our network of clinics to a total of 87 locations across the country, so more Australians can benefit from bulk billed, walk-in urgent care.

We're expanding access to MRIs in Barton, upgrading 5 machines in hospitals and screening centres to full Medicare licenses.

We’re also delivering new, free mental health services, raising Medicare rebates for common blood and diagnostic tests, and funding a $160 million women’s health package.

This includes expanding access to affordable endometriosis care for women.