Health policy options in the wake of health pricing ideas

The Commonwealth Government focus so far on the use of a ‘price signal’ to make savings in health expenditure entirely misses the nature of the problem with current and future health costs in Australia – and the obvious options for improvement.

Without an aggressive focus on reducing the risks of preventable illness and improving the management of chronic diseases, government fears of the increasing health costs of the growing and ageing population will become a certainty.

Read more here – health policy options in the wake of health pricing ideas (f)-1 Feb 2015

Rosemary Calder is a member of the NFAW Social Policy Committee and this document has been published online by Fairfax newspapers.