Australian Medical Association prescribes new regulator to save private health system

30 June 2022 - The Australian Medical Association is calling for a new regulator to oversee the private health system, ...

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Health insurance faces handbrake under Labor: UBS

30 May 2022 - A rebound in the number of Australians taking out private health insurance may slow under Labor’s ...

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$2,000,000,000 profit shows private health insurance reform needed to tackle cost of living crisis

26 May 2022 - The Medical Technology Association of Australia has pointed to the record profits for insurance companies as ...

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Critics say Australia's private health insurance system is broken. Here's what they say we can do to fix it

20 March 2022 - It's a question many Australians are asking when confronted with their private health insurance payments these ...

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Private health pushes back on rates rise queries from Greg Hunt

14 December 2021 - Private health insurers are pushing back at Morrison government calls to reconsider a rise in their ...

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Health Minister Greg Hunt tells health funds to reduce price rises

11 December 2021 - Health funds have been told to reduce the increase on premiums next year, after Health Minister Greg ...

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Health funds not meeting expectations

25 November 2021 - Quarterly private health insurance data from the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority reveal that health funds have ...

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COVID windfall continues for corporate insurers

24 November 2021 - Corporate insurers collected a staggering $1.8 billion in profits over the past year by collecting more in ...

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Average family premiums for employer-based health insurance have jumped 47% in the last decade, outpacing wage growth and inflation

11 November 2021 - You’re not imagining the growing pinch to your budget from the cost of your workplace health ...

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Cashed up insurers should hand back profits

5 November 2021 - The latest data from the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority highlights the need for insurance companies to ...

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Don’t want a vaccine? Be prepared to pay more for insurance.

2 August 2021 - America’s Covid-19 vaccination rate is at around 60 percent, for ages twelve and up.  ...

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PrEP, the HIV prevention pill, must now be totally free under almost all insurance plans

21 July 2021 - Insurers have been advised that they shouldn’t be charging for Truvada and Descovy as HIV prevention and ...

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UnitedHealth seeks more clarity on Biogen's $56,000 Alzheimer's drug coverage

16 July 2021 - UnitedHealth Group said it needed more time to determine its coverage policy for Biogen's recently approved $56,000 ...

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Biogen Alzheimer's drug hits roadblocks with some hospitals, insurers

15 July 2021 - Biogen's Alzheimer's drug, the first new treatment for the memory-robbing disease in nearly 20 years, hit ...

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Hospitals often charge uninsured people the highest prices, new data show

6 July 2021 - Cash payers are often charged more than insurance companies for the same service by the same hospital, ...

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