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Private Health System News

24/11/2015 - 1:44pm

The Australian government is consistently assessing whether the private health insurance industry is fit for purpose. After all, while the general perception may be that the power is with the health funds, it's the applicable industry bodies and decision makers that have to approve any vast changes - particularly those based around pricing.

19/11/2015 - 3:25pm

The Australian government has long had a focus on ensuring that citizens maintain their health and wellbeing. Naturally, much of this mantra is funnelled to the general population through policies surrounding insurance.

12/11/2015 - 11:46am

Health insurance is top of many Australian's list of things to keep and maintain. After all, there can be no better feeling than knowing health treatment will be subsidised in the event it's needed. In the past, many chose to pursue policies that were encompassing by nature, but came with higher costs from the outset.

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30/10/2015 - 9:54am

Maintaining general good health and wellbeing is a priority for many Australians, so private health insurance can be a no-brainer. However, finding the right policy is often complex, and it can be all too easy to switch off to the nuances and end up with an agreement that isn't a precise fit.

20/10/2015 - 9:38am

Health and wellbeing is a central pillar in the lives of many Australians. However, it's not something that will necessarily look after itself in the long term. Even the fittest, most active and dietary-aware people can occasionally be afflicted by illness that requires thorough and effective treatment.

08/09/2015 - 4:09pm

There is a misunderstanding among some health insurance policyholders that public-hospital-only cover will allow them to bypass the often long waiting lists seen in most facilities.

20/08/2015 - 6:07pm

Every three months, the Private Health Insurance Ombudsman (PHIO) releases its quarterly report, shining some light on Australia's health insurance market.

20/07/2015 - 11:14am

Australians have a close relationship with cosmetic surgery. According to Sculpt, a plastic surgery based in Perth, Aussies spend around 40 per cent more than the United States on plastic surgery per 10,000 people.

09/07/2015 - 5:46pm

Australia is a land of opportunity for people looking at moving to the country for work. Not only is the land down under largely welcoming of immigration, but a study by Roy Morgan Research showed that real unemployment in June was down for the fourth consecutive month across the country.

22/06/2015 - 12:54pm

When you last visited a health care professional, what did you think of the waiting time? A new piece of research from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) found that many Australians considered the time they spent before seeing a doctor, nurse or GP too long.

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