Opinion: Treat the cause not the symptoms of problems with private health insurance October 3, 2016 Australia’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. Print This Post Media contact: Jo Manning Tel: (08) 9360 2474 | Mobile: 0408 201 309 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Categories: General, Hot topics, Sir Walter Murdoch School Tags: francesco paolucci, health policy murdoch, private health australia, private health care, private health industry, the conversation Leave a comment Name (required) Mail (will not be published) (required) Website You can use these tags : <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong> We read every comment and will make every effort to approve each new comment within one working day. To ensure speedy posting, please keep your comments relevant to the topic of discussion, free of inappropriate language and in-line with the editorial integrity of this newsroom. If not, your comments may not be published. Thanks for commenting!