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What AMA members were saying about the Medibank Health Solutions offer

What AMA members were saying about the Medibank Health Solutions offer: “Medibank Private made this sound like a wonderful offer, and that we were fortunate to be asked to join! Little did they realise that I have been providing orthopaedic services to Defence personnel for 14 years, and would NEVER consider entering into such a flawed and dictatorial contract” – Anonymous, 30 October.

05 Nov 2012

What AMA members were saying about the Medibank Health Solutions offer:

“Medibank Private made this sound like a wonderful offer, and that we were fortunate to be asked to join! Little did they realise that I have been providing orthopaedic services to Defence personnel for 14 years, and would NEVER consider entering into such a flawed and dictatorial contract” – Anonymous, 30 October.

“This is inching us ever so slowly towards private health insurance companies determining medical fees across the board. The people who stand to lose the most in all of this are the Defence Force personnel, who should be deserved of specialist medical advice and treatment of their own choosing” - Anonymous, 30 October.

“Managed care by stealth - a trial. I will not accept such a one sided contract, especially as there has been no consultation at all” – ‘John’, 31 October.

“Why would anyone sign such a contract. Why do the same work for less money and have to run everything past a commanding officer with dubious confidentiality of records? Sounds like a very poor idea” – John Keogh (not verified), 30 October.

“No signing such a flawed contract. I chose to ignore it hoping many/all would do the same. Defence personnel will have no right of complaint under this managed care because of their unique situation, so it is up to us as civilians to protect standards” - Anonymous, 31 October.

“As a former Regular Army Medical Officer, I can say that a mass withdrawal of Medical Specialists from treating Defence Force personnel will seriously undermine the operational efficiency of medical care in the Army, but the effects will take a few months to filter through. The less doctors that sign up, the better to demonstrate this is not the way to do things” - Anonymous, 30 October.

 

 


Published: 05 Nov 2012