In twin speeches to the National Press Club, Labor leader Bill Shorten said bulk-billing rates are falling, while Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said bulk-billing is at record levels. Who was right?
It's not all about health and wealth.
An "endgame" approach focuses on ending the tobacco pandemic, and foresees a tobacco-free future.
The federal government is tackling antimicrobial resistance with a 'One Health' approach. But what is One Health and what can it offer that other approaches haven't?
Classing e-cigarettes as quit smoking aids could help rebrand the tobacco industry as a legitimate player in health policy. Here's why we should be concerned.
Using intellectual property laws to try to shut down Mark Rogers’ 'Save Medicare' website shows how these laws serve to restrict free speech and advance government privatisation agendas.
A collaboration of Australia's leading scientists, clinicians and health organisations announce ten priority policy actions needed for Australia to reach its health targets by the year 2025.
Obesity imposes enormous costs on the community, through higher taxes to fund extra government spending on health and from foregone tax revenue because obese people are more likely to be unemployed.
Alternatives to Obamacare look to address rising premiums and less consumer choice. What options does the US have and how could they work?
For the first time in 15 years, as premiums and complaints rise, the proportion of the population with private health insurance is declining.
The decision to tax sugary drinks in South Africa faces furious industry opposition, but global experience shows industry cannot be trusted to put public health before profits.
Tired of escalating health care costs, health care policymakers in Colorado have put a vote for universal coverage on the ballot in that state. Could the other states learn anything from it?
As Obamacare premium prices rise, many are asking why the U.S. doesn't have universal health care in the first place. The reasons may surprise you.
A disease that we have known about for more than 100 years still defies proper description and a consensus on how to tackle it.
Nursing home providers looking to cut costs are bypassing registered nurses and employing less-skilled personal care attendants (PCAs) who aren't trained for the job.
People ending up in hospital for diabetes, tooth decay, or other conditions that should be treatable or manageable out of hospital is a warning sign of system failure.
The government must do more to deliver a 21st-century health system – not just to improve its standing with voters but to meet the health needs of all Australians.
The ageing population is only a relatively small contributor to the growth in hospital admissions.
Health policy was an important factor in the election outcome, but one of the most important issues in the health sector – the impact of out-of-pocket costs – was mostly ignored.
The Turnbull government must reconcile the political sensitivity of Medicare and the need for fiscal discipline.