AHCRA ANALYSIS OF BUDGET
AHCRA has prepared two documents on the recent Budget:
Read the 2016 Budget summary by AHCRA
Read an analysis of the package against AHCRA principle
Response to the Medicare Review Taskforce, November 2015
The MBS should be a system built around needs of consumers, not providers.
Read more here Response to the Private Health Insurance (PHI) Review, November 2015
In this response AHCRA emphasizes that the Review was not addressing the larger questions around Private Health Insurance..
Read more here Open letter to the Health Minister, November 2015
An open letter developed by John Menadue and co-signed by 12 others including AHCRA concerning public health care and Private Health Insurance.
Read more here
7th National Health Reform Summit
The 7th National Health Reform Summit will be held on 9 February 2016 at the Pavilion Hotel, 242 Northbourne Avenue, Canberra.
Download the 2016 Summit flyer here
Download the 2016 Summit program here
Find out more here
Whoever wins the election has to deal with this – the Tooth Hurts! - NOHA - June 30th
The National Oral Health Alliance (NOHA) has today urged all political parties to reverse the decline in oral health services in Australia and its painful impact on many Australians. Prioritising Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health - June 15th
The Australian Health Care Reform Alliance calls on all political parties to make the elimination of health inequality, discrimination and disadvantage experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people a Federal election priority. The landmark Redfern Statement by Indigenous leaders on the 9 June 2016 succinctly appeals to all political parties to recommit to closing the gap to meet the national goal of achieving equality in life expectancy within this generation.
AHCRA Position Paper:
WHAT IS THE HEALTH WORKFORCE AND WHY IS IT IMPORTANT? Efficiency Opportunities in the Australian Health Care System - Calls for genuine change in mental health - MR
- Full policy paper on Mental Health - Governments need to learn the old adage that prevention is better than cure. - MR
- Full policy paper on Prevention - Australia needs a stronger primary health care system and policy - MR
- Full policy paper on Primary Health Care - National Alliance urges continuing support for universal health care and equity - MR
- Full policy paper on Universal Health Care here