Health Secretary Vaughan Gething has told AMs that his UK counterpart told MPs a "straight lie" that the Welsh NHS was £1 billion worse off because it hadn't received the full benefit of increases to the English health budget. Mr Hunt was announcing that health workers in England would get a 6.5% pay rise over three years.
Mr Gething also signalled that NHS staff in Wales can expect a pay offer following the UK Government's decision to end its 1% pay cap for health workers in England.
The UK government's offer of 6.5% over three years includes nurses and most other NHS staff but not doctors. It will trigger an extra payment of about £210 million to the Welsh Government to spend as it wishes. At Westminster, the UK Health Secretary had called on the Welsh Government to spend the money on NHS pay.
Health spending per head is higher in Wales than in England but since 2010 Welsh spending has not increased as much as English spending.
Plaid Cymru has accused the Welsh Government of having a "gutless" policy of waiting to see what happened to NHS pay in England, although the Scottish Government had already acted unilaterally.
One health union -the GMB- has already said that it will recommend that its members reject the pay offer in England, as it would mean further real terms pay cuts. Inflation is expected to rise by 9.6% over the next three years.