ASA advocacy efforts in 2021 will focus on managed care and the risk it poses to patients and our healthcare system as private health insurers try to bring the much-maligned US-style system to Australia. We are determined to build a strong coalition against corporatised care and the following resources help explain why.
More resources for handling managed care and bundled payments are available for ASA Members. Join us now to gain access
March 2021 The managed care edition includes features on the current situation in Australia and our concerns, the US experience and lessons for Australia as well as the current situation with bundled obstetrics care. Read them here.
(Members can read the full edition here).
|26 November 2020||Corporatisation of Medicine|
|15 February 2021||Council of Procedural Specialists (COPS) submission to ACCC|
|8 February 2021||ASA wrote to the ACCC regarding Honeysuckle Health and nib|
|29 March 2021||News Corp – HBF calls for caps on health insurance premiums|
|17 March 2021||Medibank and doctors form new no gap hospital joint venture|
|15 March 2021||News Corp – Australian health funds saved $18b during COVID-19 but may not return savings to customers|
|15 March 2021||MJA Insight – Honeysuckle health proposal is thin end of disastrous wedge|
|19 November 2020||The Conversation – How the US-healthcare system works and how it’s failures are worsening the pandemic|
|16 November 2020||MJA Insight – Australia’s move towards “managed care”|
|27 September 2020||SMH – Care in-the-home plan sparks warning of US-style health model|