Saving Medicare


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

Further Information

Saving Medicare But NOT As We Know It (60)
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