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Sunday, June 27, 2004

The Mercury: Medi-cards get smart [28jun04]

The Mercury: Medi-cards get smart [28jun04]

ABOUT 75,000 Tasmanians can apply for the new Medicare smartcard to be introduced in mid-July.

The card, which is voluntary, is being launched in Tasmania ahead of other states and will provide potentially life-saving information.

Health Insurance Commission state manager Peter Sexton said the smartcard would allow individuals and health care providers access to health records.


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