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With NSW Premier Mike Baird expected to lead his state and territory counterparts today in a discussion on the more than $57 billion in hospital funding cuts, and further pressure likely at Friday’s COAG meeting, the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals...

The Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) is calling on Minister Ley to confirm the Government’s commitment to the National Partnership Agreement on Adult Public Dental Services. “World Oral Health Day is the perfect opportunity for 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 Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) is encouraged that the Federal Government has listened to the community and dumped its original GP co-payment policy, but remains concerned about long-term sustainable reform of the health system...

After almost a year of vigorous public debate, with lack of Senate support, and consumers and the health sector largely united in opposition to Medicare copayments, the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) urges the Government to move...

The Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) is joining other peak bodies to demand the Government consult more broadly about possible changes to their co-payment policy. “We are pleased that the Government now appears willing to accept...

One in five Australians cite cost as a barrier to seeking health care, according to the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) in comments provided today to the Senate Community Affairs References Committee’s Inquiry into out-of-pocket...

The Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) says that research findings published today on the impact of the proposed GP co-payment on emergency department waiting times highlight the major problems associated with co-payments and the need...

In response to media questions at the National Press Club on 28 May, Health Minister Peter Dutton referred to modelling undertaken by the Commonwealth Government in the development of the co-payment policy. He stated, “… the modelling that we've done...

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