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The Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) supports the call made this week by NSW Premier Mike Baird for the Commonwealth government to explain how future hospital funding will be placed on a sustainable footing. This follows the...

The Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) welcomes the Abbott Government’s decision to dump its co-payment plans for GP visits, but says evidence and broad consultation are needed in the development of alternative health funding policies...

As governments around Australia grapple with health budget challenges, a focus on rationing healthcare is inevitable. Australia already has some well-regarded rationing processes in place, but we can look to international examples to improve current...

The Federal Government’s continuing narrow consultation on Medicare reforms shows that it is not learning its lessons on the unintended and negative consequences of policy driven by politics, not evidence, according to the Australian Healthcare and...

The Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) welcomes the Federal Government decision to abandon the GP co-payment ‘Mach 2’ and its plans to change MBS rebates for doctor visit times. Acting AHHA Chief Executive Andrew McAuliffe said that,...

Which level of government should be responsible for the funding, policy, regulation and delivery of services in the health sector in Australia? This is one of the questions posed in the Reform of the Federation White Paper – Roles and Responsibilities in...

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