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PBS co-payment & safety net measure



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THE HON SUSSAN LEY MP Minister for Health Minister for Sport

STATEMENT

Media Contact: Troy Bilsborough 0427 063 150

May 21 2015

PBS co-payment & safety net measure

I have spoken with cross-benchers about the 2014/15 measure to increase the PBS patient co-payment and safety net.

Obviously the Government has to negotiate all legislation through the Senate and, as I said earlier today, initial indications are that the cross bench does not support the measure in its current form.

Like all Ministers, I am applying the principle that a saving doesn't come off the table unless an alternative saving goes on.

This is the responsible thing to do and I will continue to work with the Parliament to ensure we live within our means.

ENDS

Media Contact: Troy Bilsborough 0427 063 150