Australia has allocated an additional budget of $149 million for the Isolated Patients Travel and Accommodation Scheme to ensure access to health services and reduce the burden of healthcare travel costs among people living in regional areas.
The rebates will increase almost two times from 22 cents to 40 cents per kilometre for patients who drive the car more than 100 kilometres for treatment. In addition, the subsidy for accommodation will be increased from $43-$60 to a $75 flat rate.
For more information, read the full news article originally published in ABC news.
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