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Second Reading Speeches

Private Health Insurance Legislation Amendment (Fairer Rules for General Treatments) Bill 2019

Type
Private
Sponsor(s)
WILKIE, Andrew, MP
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Not Proceeding
Parliament no
46

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Summary

Amends the:

Private Health Insurance Act 2007
and
Private Health Insurance (Prudential Supervision) Act 2015
to: prevent private health insurers from providing differential rebates for the same treatment provided under the same product in the same jurisdiction; enable the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority to intervene in the private health insurance market if private health insurers are inappropriately using information obtained from the Health Industry Claims and Payments Service to influence that market; and prevent private health funds from being both insurers and service providers of general health treatments.