Julia Gillard Announces Increase In Medicare Levy

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A Patient waits outside Prince of Wales Hospital on May 1, 2013 in... News PhotoAustralia,Government,Horizontal,Politics,Sydney,WaitingPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Getty ImagesSYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 01: A Patient waits outside Prince of Wales Hospital on May 1, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. Gillard has announced that the Federal Government will increase the Medicare levy on income tax from 1.5 to two percent to help fund the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The levy will begin on July 1, 2014 and is expected to raise around $3.2 billion annually towards the NDIS which is expected to cost $8 billion per year. (Photo by Getty Images/Getty Images)