How much does Medicare really cost? In the last ten years federal, state and territory health spending has increased by 80%. In 2000 – 2001 it was 53 billion dollars ten years later it’s 90 billion.
So how can we curb those costs and still retain a national health system? A new report argues that we must boost the efficiency of public health services, better target health spending and expand the role of private health insurance.
- Dr Jeremy Sammut
- Research Fellow
Social Foundations Program
Centre for Independent Studies
- Saving Medicare But NOT As We Know It (60)