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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,...

‘Current funding arrangements for medicines in Australian hospitals are so complex and fragmented that they are difficult to navigate, and may result in unexpected costs or lack of timely and affordable access to optimal medicines’, 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...

The ALP’s announcement that it will reverse cuts to bulk billing incentives for diagnostic imaging and pathology is a positive measure which will ensure patients can continue to access essential tests without being confronted with high out-of-pocket...

Australia’s health policies, funding and service models are failing about one quarter of the population. Preventable diseases and chronic conditions – like diabetes, heart disease and stroke – affect a substantial and growing proportion of people living...

Health Budget: long-term vision must prevail over short-term actions The Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) is pleased that the Commonwealth Government has committed to a stronger focus on strategic, long-term health policy in its...

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