8 June 2021
Medicare needs to change with the times. But with more than 850 changes on the cards, the system needs time to adjust. Hasty implementation may mean patients face higher gap fees.
1 June 2021
Of all the creatures in the health policy menagerie, the most dangerous are the zombies. And the most dangerous zombie of all is the co-payment zombie.
25 May 2021
The industry needs to ‘own’ its problems, improve its product, and with government develop a rescue plan. If not, it could end up on the scrapheap.
18 May 2021
The Government has squibbed an opportunity to reduce private health insurance premiums by ending a protection racket involving private device manufacturers and importers, and private hospitals.
14 May 2021
The injection of extra funds is welcome. But our analysis shows that the Federal Government has failed to implement many of the Royal Commission’s recommendations.
28 December 2020
The question looming over Australia’s aged care system is whether, in real estate parlance, it’s a renovator’s opportunity, or whether a complete rebuild is required.
14 April 2020
Australia is about to make a fateful decision on COVID-19. Here’s what our policy makers should be weighing up.
1 April 2020
The latest figures suggest the pandemic may be able to be brought under control and dealt with in our existing public hospital system. But it’s still too early to say for sure.
16 March 2020
If the more gloomy predictions about COVID-19 become reality, then our hospitals – and the people they serve – could be in for a tough time.
13 March 2020
Australians needing mental health care deserve better than the mess of services they are currently offered. Regional mental health agreements would provide a practical framework for the Commonwealth and the states to integrate planning, funding, service delivery, and accountability.