To address this, the budget announced that the government would try to lift the restriction on the NHRA that prevents hospitals from claiming a supplement. The budget announced that the hospital funding model agreed in the Rudd government`s 2011 National Health Reform Agreement (NHRA) would expire from July 2017.  The NRHA, which has been agreed to by all jurisdictions, defines the common Commonwealth and state and territory funding of public hospitals. Through this agreement, we will ensure that Australia`s healthcare system remains one of the best in the world and provides the best possible health outcomes for Australians. The new agreement also implies a commitment by all Australian governments to a shared long-term vision for health system reform, at a time when joint investment and coordination in the health sector has never been more important than it is today. . .