Health budget is not the problem: AMA

A report showing health spending has grown at its slowest rate in almost 30 years makes a mockery of the Abbott government’s claims that expenditure is out of control, says the AMA.

Expenditure on health reached $147.4 billion in 2012/13, up 1.5% from $142 billion in the previous year, according to an Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (report).