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Can private health insurance be saved from the jaws of death? Canberra event – Podcast

Private health insurance has changed dramatically over the past few decades, and young and healthy people are dropping out (or not joining). Something has to change.

Can we cut private hospital costs? Can we stem the flow of surprise bills from greedy doctors? Will that be enough to save private health insurance?

Listen to Stephen Duckett, Grattan Institute Health Program Director, and Jo Root, Policy Director of the Consumers Health Forum of Australia, discuss whether private health insurance can be saved from the jaws of death.

To read the reports in discussion:
Saving Private Health 1
Saving Private Health 2