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.
AHCRA supports call for private health insurance review - 20 April 2017
The Australian Healthcare Reform Alliance (AHCRA) today supported the call from the Consumers Health Forum (CHF) for a comprehensive review of private health insurance after its role in the Australian health system was extensively criticised by a group of leading consumer advocates and health policy experts.