By driving people out of private health insurance Labor will lengthen hospital waiting queues and make the poorest in our community wait longer for medical treatment.
‘We are looking forward to seeing the Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives Bills pass through Parliament,’ said Carol Bennett, CEO of Consumers Health Forum of Australia as the House of Representatives wraps up debating legislation that will apply a threshold to the private health insurance rebate.
The President of the Rural Doctors Association of Australia (RDAA) has warned the Federal Government that the time has come to “get real” on funding for rural healthcare.
The Rural Doctors Association of Australia (RDAA) is urging the Government to reinstate incentives that have supported rural practices to provide after-hours care following the release of data that shows the GP helpline is less cost-effective than providing face-to-face after hours services at a rural hospital emergency department.
Minister for Health Tanya Plibersek said the Government was today releasing details of what specific services would be provided by the first