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  • Private health insurance in primary care: overview of issues

    Posted 19/02/2015 by Amanda Biggs
    While the Government’s proposed patient co-payment for GP services has focused debate on whether some kind of ‘price signal’ for GP services is needed, private health insurers have been exploring options to provide their members with free or expedited access to GPs. Under current legislation, health insurers cannot provide insurance for which a Medicare benefit is payable. Despite these legislative restrictions, Medibank Private and other health insurers have been trialling dif... Read more...

    TAGS: Private health insurance, Medicare

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