4 December 2019
Young people don’t see private health insurance as good value for money. And they’re right: the cost of their expected use of private health care is significantly below what they pay in insurance premiums.
26 November 2019
Too many private hospitals provide too much care that is of little or even no value to the patient. Here’s how to make them more efficient and less wasteful.
26 November 2019
Specialists can charge patients what they want, and some doctors charge exorbitant amounts. A handful of services account for almost 90 per cent of all medical gaps.
22 November 2019
It’s a national disgrace in a prosperous country such as Australia that cost prevents one in five people getting dental care when they need it. Here’s what should be done.
14 November 2019
It’s wrapped in red tape, and young people don’t regard it as value for money. Without urgent reform the industry’s death spiral will continue.
7 November 2019
The public health system has already expanded its alternatives to hospital inpatient care. It’s time for the private system to do the same.
29 October 2019
Car insurance obviously needs reform and can learn from how private health insurance operates. The car insurance market doesn’t give consumers enough choice, or the thrill of the unexpected. So here’s a four-part proposal to improve car insurance.
10 October 2019
Two zombie policies stalk the private health policy world: a ‘Hospital Benefits Schedule’ and ‘Medicare Select’. Here’s why both should have been put to rest long ago.
8 October 2019
It’s time for the private health industry to grow up and tackle its problems itself, instead of deflecting the blame.
6 August 2019
Health insurance costs are rising and the cost of prostheses such as hip replacements are partly to blame. But there is a way to rein in costs – and give patients more choice and better devices.