Opinion: Treat the cause not the symptoms of problems with private health insurance

October 3, 2016

Associate Professor Francesco PaolucciAustralia’s private health industry is being scrutinised for the products it sells, how it sells them and high premiums.

In an interview with The Conversation, Associate Professor Francesco Paolucci, head of the health policy program at Murdoch University, says the problems are a symptom of the way the insurance system is set up.

He argues for changes to the way consumers can use their private health care and says insurers should be allowed to offer insurance for primary care including general practice.

He also argues for changes to the system in response to health policy shifts to treat the growing number of people with chronic health conditions.

To listen to the interview, click here.

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