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Medicare is key to fixing health care and the federal budget

Medicare is key to fixing health care and the federal budget

Many failed political candidates can attest to the risks of supporting changes to Medicare. It’s an easy problem to exploit in the heat of the moment. At the same time, there is no avoiding the centrality of the program to two serious challenges: rising medical care spending and the sharp increase in the projected federal …

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Woman in mask shopping in Woolworths packaged food aisle June 28

Food prices are rising. Here are five budget purchases dieticians recommend

With many Australians already under pressure due to the rising cost of living, news that food prices will rise will not be welcome. The National Food Supply Chain Alliance has warned that grocery prices could jump 8% by this time next year. As many people tried to cut back on spending at the supermarket, the …

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