The NDIS is the largest reform in Australian Policy since the introduction of medicare. It’s a national social insurance scheme, estimated to cost $22 billion per year, and invests in formal disability-specific support to reduce the lifetime cost of disability.
NDIS aims to support that population segment which has very poor labour force participation and who are more likely to be overweight or obese, to smoke or be affected by chronic conditions such as diabetes and heart disease. However, NDIS does not address all of the issues facing people with disabilities. Housing, employment program education, health services and other such areas remain funded under other current state and federal arrangements.
So what does it mean for those who have a disability? What will be the effect on primary and acute care?
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