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‘Last night’s 4 Corners program on out-of-pocket health costs is a warning bell that our political leaders should heed,’ Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) Chief Executive Alison Verhoeven said today. ‘People’s first-hand accounts of...

A comprehensive review of private health insurance by the Productivity Commission, as put forward by the Opposition today, is the only sensible way forward out of the mess that private health insurance has become, says Australian Healthcare and Hospitals...

A report from the Senate Community Affairs References Committee on the Value and affordability of private health insurance and out of pocket medical costs, released today, includes sound recommendations which must be implemented, says Alison Verhoeven,...

‘We’re giving Health Ministers an early Christmas gift’, said Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) Chief Executive Alison Verhoeven. ‘Over the past nine months Australian health leaders mapped out how to transform our healthcare system...

‘If media reports are to be believed, tomorrow’s announcement on measures to make private health insurance more transparent and affordable are welcome, but we still need a review of how we fund our health system—both public and private—to make sure all...

‘The Australian Government is asking the wrong question in seeking to reduce pressure on private health insurance premiums by addressing the growth of private patients using their health insurance in public hospitals’, Alison Verhoeven, Chief Executive...

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