Budget 2014-15: Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme – increase in co-payments and safety net thresholds
Description of the measure
- patient contributions for PBS subsidised prescriptions will increase by $0.80 for concessional and $5.00 for general patients above the annual indexation
- PBS general and concessional safety net thresholds will increase by 10 per cent and two additional prescriptions respectively for each of the next four years. This is additional to the annual indexation.