Dan Harrison is Health and Indigenous Affairs Correspondent for Fairfax Media. He is based in Canberra.
Dan Harrison NSW will not charge patients for treatment in its emergency departments, despite the Abbott government allowing states to do so.
Dan Harrison A review commissioned by the Abbott government has recommended the Prime Minister break his election pledge not to shut any Medicare Locals.
Dan Harrison A former top health bureaucrat has backed a controversial Commission of Audit proposal to allow private health insurers to charge higher premiums to higher-risk members, such as those who smoke or...
Dan Harrison Older and sicker Australians could face a five-fold increase in their private health insurance premiums if the Abbott government adopts a Commission of Audit proposal to allow funds to vary prices...
Dan Harrison, Gareth Hutchens ACTU says the Commission of Audit's minimum wage proposals would put Australia's among the lowest in the OECD.
Dan Harrison Coalition frontbencher Christopher Pyne says only individuals should be able to make political donations.
Dan Harrison Overweight people could pay more for health insurance under changes recommended by the Commission of Audit, NIB boss Mark Fitzgibbon says.
Dan Harrison Patient advocates say adoption of the National Commission of Audit's radical prescription for the health system would spell the end of universal healthcare and would not stem burgeoning costs.
Dan Harrison Commission of Audit chief Tony Shepherd says its proposals would not lead to a "US-style" health system
Dan Harrison The roll-out of the national disability insurance scheme should be slowed because the timetable puts its financial sustainability is at risk under the current timetable, the National Commission of...
Dan Harrison Tougher eligibilty for pension including inclusion of family home in new means test
Dan Harrison High income earners would be forced to take out private health cover, compulsory fees would be introduced for visiting the doctor and insurers would be allowed to charge smokers higher premiums under...
Dan Harrison Australia can not afford to continue to provide free healthcare on the current scale, Health Minister Peter Dutton will tell an audience in Sydney on Thursday.
Dan Harrison Australia's indigenous population is set to increase by a third, to top 900,000 by 2026, according to new projections from the Bureau of Statistics.
Dan Harrison Women would have their first screening for cervical cancer at 25 and would be tested only every five years under dramatic changes recommended by the Australian government's expert advisory body on...
Dan Harrison Australia's expert advisory committee on medical procedures has recommended a dramatic overhaul of the screening program for cervical screening.
Dan Harrison Fixing the way combination drugs are priced could save the budget $120 million a year, according to Melbourne University professor of health economics, Philip Clarke.
Matthew Knott, Dan Harrison, Fergus Hunter Treasurer Joe Hockey's claims that his wealthy constituents enjoyed some of the highest bulk-billing rates in the country are looking a little washed out.
Matthew Knott and Dan Harrison A new $6 fee for visits to bulk-billing doctors would fall most heavily on Sydney's poorest residents, who could pay up to $30 million more a year in total than those in the city's wealthiest areas,...
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