Medicare Select not the answer

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Medicare Select is not the solution to improving Australia's health care system, the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) warned today.

“AHHA agrees with many of the issues identified in a Medibank Private-commissioned report by Medicare Select proponents Christine Bennett, Just Stoelwinder and Mary Foley, reported in the media today. We need to focus more on prevention, we need to respond better to individual consumer needs and we need to coordinate and integrate health care across sectors,” Ms Prue Power, AHHA Executive Director said today.

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