Out of Pocket Expenses

Out-of-pocket spending on health by households in Australia is rising faster than overall household spending on goods and services—and taking an increasingly bigger slice of the household budget, according to a research study published today in...

AHHA's 2019 Federal Election areas of focus

‘Whoever is in government after the May 2019 federal election must have the courage to lead reforms to our health system to keep it effective, efficient and affordable’, says Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) Chief Executive Alison...

‘The Government’s proposed national website to provide Australians with transparency on specialists’ fees is very welcome, but patients need more information in advance on the potential full costs of specialist care’, says Australian Healthcare and...

‘A report released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) shines a light on just how misleading bulk-billing figures can be’, Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) Chief Executive Alison Verhoeven said today. ‘...

‘It’s not surprising that so many patients have reported significant out-of-pocket medical costs, even when they have private health insurance ’, Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) Chief Executive Alison Verhoeven said today. Ms...

AHHA Submission to Australian Senate Standing Committee on Community Affairs inquiry on the value and affordability of private health insurance and out-of-pocket medical costs