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Health insurance system is slowly falling apart
Opinion
Opinion

Health insurance system is slowly falling apart

Government policy, of course, must bear a lot of the blame.

  • by Crispin Hull

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US Democrats toying with campaigning for universal health insurance
Bernie Sanders

US Democrats toying with campaigning for universal health insurance

"Medicare for all" has become a rallying cry for progressive Democrats, though it means different things to different people.

  • by Robert Pear
Top five money saving tips for the new year
Budgeting

Top five money saving tips for the new year

The best savings and investment tips for the New Year tend to be those things you can do right now to set up your finances well into the future.

  • by John Collett
Health insurance reforms help industry more than consumers: Choice
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Health insurance

Health insurance reforms help industry more than consumers: Choice

Fresh calls for a Productivity Commission inquiry come amid research that shows 69 per cent of health fund members believe they are getting "average" or "poor" value for money.

  • by Esther Han
We're paying $834 million more for health insurance but getting less
Healthcare

We're paying $834 million more for health insurance but getting less

Australians are spending more on private health insurance but getting less coverage overall. Here's why.

  • by Esther Han
Medibank slumps after defence contract loss
Medibank Private

Medibank slumps after defence contract loss

Medibank shares touched their lowest level in two years after the health insurer lost a lucrative contract with the Australian Defence Force. 

  • by Colin Kruger
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Poor value sees younger people dropping private health insurance

Poor value sees younger people dropping private health insurance

Younger people are staying away from private health insurance in droves, putting pressure on the health system.

  • by John Collett
Health insurance reform to make 'winners and losers'
Health

Health insurance reform to make 'winners and losers'

A confidential report given to Fairfax Media casts doubt over claims that no one will pay more after private health insurance reforms begin in April next year.

  • by Nigel Gladstone & Esther Han
Private health premiums could rise by 12 per cent next year, leaked modelling shows
Health insurance

Private health premiums could rise by 12 per cent next year, leaked modelling shows

Doctors are warning that the reforms - meant to be "premium neutral" - should be looked at with "extreme caution", are not "consumer-focused" and lack input from medical professionals.

  • by Nigel Gladstone & Esther Han
Captive in Campbelltown as patient fights to leave public hospital
Hospitals

Captive in Campbelltown as patient fights to leave public hospital

After sustaining serious injuries, Tanya Young was admitted to hospital as a public patient. Then the real pain started.

  • by Nicole Pedersen-McKinnon
'Very troubling breaches': Nurse bullied by insurer unlikely to ever work again
Health insurance

'Very troubling breaches': Nurse bullied by insurer unlikely to ever work again

TAL continued to inflict various errors on the mentally ill former nurse as recently as May, meaning her problems with the insurer stretched for eight years.

  • by Ruth Williams