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Are claims about private health costs exaggerated, or right on the money? Are claims about private health costs exaggerated, or right on the money? Health care cost image from www.shutterstock.com

FactCheck: could private lifetime health cover changes cost $1000 more a year?

“The changes to lifetime health cover will increase [private health insurance] premiums by up to a reported 27.5%. This is hitting many local residents very hard, with some struggling to find the money…
We now need to ask whether the government should subsidise private health insurance at all. We now need to ask whether the government should subsidise private health insurance at all. AAP

Means testing passes but do we even need health insurance?

When the government finally succeeded in its third attempt to remove the 30% subsidy for high-income earners holding private health insurance, the opposition’s response was a promise to restore it should…
If the government wants to support private health, it should fund the system directly. If the government wants to support private health, it should fund the system directly. Robin Thom

Means testing is a start but private health rebates should be scrapped

The government’s plan to means test the 30% private health insurance rebate faces an uncertain future after yesterday’s scheduled parliamentary debate was delayed. Under the scheme, singles with health…

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