Budget

The Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) is disappointed by the lack of progress in the Turnbull Government’s Private Health Insurance Review with the only follow-up action in tonight’s Budget being funding to establish a committee...

The Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) acknowledges the Commonwealth Government’s budget commitment to a hospital funding growth formula capped at 6.5 per cent per annum (or an estimated $2.9 billion) from 2017 to 2020, as per the...

Commonwealth investment in the Child and Adult Public Dental Scheme through a single national agreement with the states and territories is welcome, but claims regarding the scale of the funding are over-inflated, and unfortunately will not go far enough...

The Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) acknowledges the start being made towards better coordinated healthcare for high-need patients through the Turnbull Government’s Healthier Medicare Health Care Home package. “The establishment of...

The Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) has welcomed reports the Commonwealth Government is considering reversing some of the $57 billion cuts to state health unveiled in the 2014 Budget, but has called for more action on developing...

The Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) welcomes the consensus reached at the COAG meeting this week on the imperative for healthcare funding reform. Work on efficient pricing models must continue, building on the work already...

“For Australians to have an accessible, equitable and efficient universal healthcare system our political leaders need to consider sustainable and durable long-term funding arrangements that support an efficient and holistic health system, rather than...

“Leaders at the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) retreat being held this week must seize the opportunity to elevate the debate on reform of the Federation and tax system to consider the significant value of affordable healthcare and a strong...

“There is a burning need for strategic vision and genuine consultation from the Australian Government and its health portfolio if we are to achieve a healthy and productive Australia with healthy contributing citizens.” Commenting on the release of the...

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