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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,...

‘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...

‘Today’s release of figures showing waiting times for privately funded patients in public hospitals are shorter than for public patients is not a reason to finger-point or jump to unsupported conclusions’, says Alison Verhoeven, Chief Executive of the...

‘The right of privately-insured hospital patients to choose their own doctor, whether in a private or public hospital, is fundamental to our healthcare system’, Alison Verhoeven, Chief Executive of the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association,...