Tag: medicare

Healthcare

Private Health Insurance – Paying for Value for Health Fund Members

Much debate has taken place since News Corp’s publication of the AMA’s list of fees - in health insurance. See AMA’s Private Insurance Report card for more details.   At Informa Insights, we did some research on what industry leaders have commented on this year’s controversial report. National Seniors Chief Advocate Ian Henschke says in…

5 Apr 2018, by Informa Insights

Healthcare

The Federal Election, Medicare & You

With the Federal Election being held tomorrow, the issue of Medicare and (by extension) Private Health Insurance has once again been thrown into the spotlight with both the Coalition and Labor promising to keep Medicare public and ensure that our system and ensure that our system is free from privatisation. We spoke to Dr Paul…

1 Jul 2016, by test test

Healthcare

What’s the future of Australian medical research if the $7 GP fee doesn’t get through parliament?

Earlier this year, the Abbott government announced plans to introduce a $7 fee for GP visits in an effort to make the country's healthcare system more sustainable. The government said Medicare cost taxpayers $8 billion a year a decade ago. This has risen to $19 billion today and is set to reach more than $34…

27 Aug 2014, by test test

Healthcare

The uncertain future of Medicare

As Medicare turned 30 earlier this year, it was becoming increasingly obvious that cracks in the system could no longer be ignored. We were joined by Dr. Avnesh Ratnanesan (Dr. Avi), Founder & CEO of Energesse recently, where he talked to us about the challenges in the reform of Australian healthcare and the difficulty of envisioning a future…

10 Jul 2014, by test test

Healthcare

How can we ensure quality, safety and efficacy in self-care?

Self-care has evolved tremendously in the past four decades. With the advent of the Internet, diverse sources of health advice and information are now just a few clicks away. Quality, safety and efficacy should be the core emphasis for self-care, so that individuals can reliably choose self-care products and services to look after their health…

8 Jul 2014, by test test