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Doctors urge restraint over dark web saga

The federal government is being urged not to over-react to the sale of Medicare numbers on the dark web.

Laws crackdown on government pretenders

The Turnbull government has introduced a new bill to parliament that makes it illegal to impersonate a Commonwealth body, such as Medicare or Centrelink.

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News video: Sen. Bernie Sanders Talks Up 'Medicare for All' In S.F. Speech to Nurses

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Sen. Bernie Sanders came to San Francisco on Friday to sell his vision for universal health care. Melissa Caen reports. (9-22-17)
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News video: McCain to Oppose Graham-Cassidy Health Bill

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Sep.22 -- Senator John McCain said Friday he’ll vote against the GOP-only Obamacare repeal proposal. Bloomberg's Kevin Cirilli reports on "Bloomberg Markets."
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News video: The Senators to Watch in the Health Debate

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Matthew Chapman, National Political Writer at Shareblue, discusses the GOP's latest attempt at passing a repeal and replace bill for Obamacare. Chapman notes that there doesn't seem to be a reason for..
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News video: Colorado's Hickenlooper on Graham-Cassidy, Bipartisanship

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Sep.21 -- Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper discusses his opposition to the GOP's plan to repeal Obamacare. He speaks with Bloomberg's Scarlet Fu and Julia Chatterley on "Bloomberg Markets."
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News video: What Is Known So Far About Graham-Cassidy Bill

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Sep.21 -- Bloomberg's Sahil Kapur reports on the GOP's Obamacare repeal bill. He speaks with Bloomberg's David Gura and Shery Ahn on "Bloomberg Markets: Balance of Power."
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Don't just lift the Medicare levy, remove the loopholes: ACOSS

Australia's Medicare levy is riddled with loopholes and should climb with income, as do tax rates, according to a Council of Social Service position paper to be released as the Senate decides whether..
Sydney Morning Herald Also reported by •The Age

Medicare levy rise 'fair': Turnbull

Malcolm Turnbull is resisting calls to change the threshold at which the proposed Medicare levy hike to pay for the NDIS kicks in.

Government moves on proposed new Medicare levy

SBS World News Radio: The Federal Government has introduced legislation which would increase the Medicare levy to fund the National Disability Insurance Scheme Labor introduced five years ago. 

Scott Morrison may need just one more Senate vote to pass Medicare levy

The Turnbull government may need just one more vote in the Senate to pass its $8.2 billion Medicare levy.
Brisbane Times Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

Politics live as citizenship questions overshadow debate on Medicare levy and media reform

The Turnbull government is attempting to change the conversation by introducing changes to the Medicare levy and media reform.
Brisbane Times Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

Fed govt confident on Medicare levy hike

Treasurer Scott Morrison, who will bring a package of bills to parliament on Thursday, is optimistic of legislating a 0.5 per cent Medicare levy rise.

Treasurer Scott Morrison confident of shock Medicare levy deal with Senate

The Turnbull government is optimistic it can strike a shock deal with the Senate crossbench and pass the $7.8 billion Medicare levy
Brisbane Times Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

World’s largest dark web market, where Medicare numbers sold, shut down in major US sting

The US Department of Justice has claimed responsibility for shutting down Alphabay, revealing the site to be much larger than the once-notorious Silk Road marketplace.

State income taxes and hospital co-payments proposed to tackle Medicare 'blight'

A radical plan from a think-tank proposes state governments reclaim their constitutional powers over income tax.
Brisbane Times Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

Minister stares down radiology battle

Health Minister Greg Hunt is squaring up for a fight against radiologists angry about the Medicare rebate freeze.

Radiologists launch Medicare campaign

Radiologists left fuming at a "broken promise" by the Turnbull government over the Medicare freeze are launching a potentially damaging campaign.

Government launches Medicare security review

The federal government has ordered an inquiry into Medicare security after people's card numbers were sold on the dark web.

Breaches serve as a reminder of your rights to privacy

The "Mediscare" event this week, where it is alleged Australians' Medicare details can be purchased online, has no doubt made many of us question to whom we provide our personal information.
Brisbane Times

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