Health

New co-pay

THE AUSTRALIAN Government has introduced a GP co-payment by stealth, following its failed attempt to introduce a $7 co-payment for visits to the GP.

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Health insurers may control your GP

THE AUSTRALIAN Government is allowing for-profit private insurance companies to tender to run its new ‘Primary Health Networks’ which will oversee GP care across Australia.

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Australia lags behind on palliative care in the home

A GRATTAN Institute report, Dying Well, shows that Australia is far behind other OECD countries when it comes to home-based palliative care services to allow people to die in their own homes.

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Medicare co-payment to hit over 65s hardest

IF more proof was required about the negative impact that the proposed Medicare and PBS co-payments will have on people’s health and hip pockets, it has arrived. The University of Sydney released a study in July estimating the additional out-of-pocket costs with which Australian patients will be hit.

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Dying to Know Day

DYING to Know Day is an annual day of action dedicated to bringing to life conversations and community actions around death, dying and bereavement.

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