Ian McAuley takes a look at the Government’s proposed bill to increase the Medicare Levy Surcharge and means test the private health insurance rebate. Ian considers what this means for funding our health system and making public and private hospitals… more
Are the ads made by John Singleton attacking the ALP’s health record telling the whole story? Jennifer Doggett tunes in
The Coalition released its health and hospitals package today, including a pledge to establish local hospital boards. Before the paperwork stacks up too high, Jennifer Doggett has a closer look at the policy
There’s a big difference between having a bad hair day and getting sick, writes Jennifer Doggett, and that’s why we need more action on health care affordability
In an election campaign dominated by spending and savings, why is so little attention being paid to the private health insurance rebate, asks Adam Stebbing
John Menadue, in Croakey – Crikey’s health blog, looks at the health reform journey to date, including some of the wrong turns taken & where we should be heading. First published on Croakey, Crikey’s Health Blog on 15 July 2010… more
Jennifer Doggett considers that the significance of the COAG meeting on health reform needs to be seen in terms of politics, rather than policy.
Jeff Richardson provides an alternative response to the National Health and Hospitals Network announcement with concerns about the Commonwealth creating a health monopoly
Ian McAuley describes how the health sector would look to an industry economist, and finds some strange practices.