Overall this is a very modest and hence disappointing Health Budget. Despite some small positive measures (Health Care Homes),
it crucially continues to squeeze GPs (and hence eventually consumers), offers a reduced response to planned dental programs
and almost ignores the major issues in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island health.
Key Documents Response to the Medicare Review Taskforce, November 2015
The MBS should be a system built around needs of consumers, not providers. Read more hereResponse 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 hereOpen 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.
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.