Health

Oz dental reform

WE HAVE the beginning of an Australia-wide universal dental health scheme. The Gillard Government has honoured its agreement to the Greens, who in 2010 made dental reform a condition for their support of the Gillard Government.

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Palliative care

PALLIATIVE care (care for people with a terminal illness) is cheaper than hospital care, has been shown to provide better quality of life for people who are dying, and is what most dying people want.

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Don’t wait until it’s too late! The importance of planning for later life

WE ALL hope to make our own decisions about our lives. But illness or accidents can mean that we may need to rely on other people to make decisions about our welfare, finances or medical treatment.

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eHealth rollout has begun

AUSTRALIA’S new personal electronic health record system (eHealth record) has begun. Since July people have been able to register for an eHealth record.     

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Medicare Cashless

Last month CPSA discussed how Medicare missed an opportunity to remove an obstacle faced by many pensioners who simply don’t have the cash to pay the full medical fee upfront before getting a partial refund from Medicare.

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