2022 New South Wales and Queensland floods: What support is available?

The 2022 floods in New South Wales and South East Queensland have caused widespread damage and suffering, with the Insurance Council of Australia reporting that 107,844 claims have been filed in flood-affected areas, totaling an estimated $1.62 billion . Below we have put together a list of financial assistance packages available to Australians who have … Read more

TIMELINE-Biogen’s Alzheimer’s drug hits brakes on Medicare coverage

April 8 (Reuters) – The U.S. government health plan for people over 65 on Thursday issued its final coverage policy for Biogen’s Alzheimer’s drug Aduhelm, moving forward with an unusually strict plan that would limited to patients in clinical trials. Below are the events of the drug’s controversial and prolonged approval last June and developments … Read more

Budget 2022: highlights | Morning Star

Earlier today, Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland presented the federal government budget for 2022. The government forecasts a deficit of $52.8 billion in fiscal year 2022-23, which is expected to shrink to $8.4 billion in fiscal year 2026-27. tax the banks The government plans to implement a “Canada Recovery Dividend,” under which banks and life insurers … Read more

Federal budget includes $5.3 billion for dental coverage plan, but few details on pharmacare

Health experts have for years called on the federal government to expand health coverage to dental care, prescription drugs and a host of other expenses to help low-income Canadians, the uninsured and other vulnerable groups.Chris Young/The Canadian Press The federal government is moving forward with the largest expansion of the country’s health care system in … Read more