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10 Feb 2017
While this year's private health insurance premium rise is lower than those in recent years, there is still a real concern that families might choose to drop their private cover. AMA President Dr Michael Gannon says that the private system is a pillar of the health system, and it could be disastrous if people walk away from it.

Published: 10 Feb 2017

24 Jan 2017
The AMA has always been reluctant to call for a rise in the Medicare levy, as that perpetuates the myth that the levy pays for the Health budget. But if the Government is contemplating a rise in the levy in the May Federal Budget, all the funds raised should go to health care, AMA President Dr Michael Gannon says.

Published: 24 Jan 2017

22 Jan 2017
New Health Minister Greg Hunt must consign the disastrous 2014-15 Health budget to history, AMA President Dr Michael Gannon says. The AMA has released its Pre-Budget Submission 2017-18, outlining affordable, targeted, and proven policies that will contribute to a much better Budget bottom line in coming years.

Published: 22 Jan 2017

18 Jan 2017
Greg Hunt's ministerial experience in the senior portfolios of Environment and Industry should prepare him for the demands of his new role as Health Minister, AMA President Dr Michael Gannon says.

Published: 18 Jan 2017

18 Jan 2017
AMA Vice President, Dr Tony Bartone, says new Health Minister Greg Hunt has "done exceedingly well in his previous portfolios", but will need to get straight to business in the Health portfolio.

Published: 18 Jan 2017

17 Jan 2017
The new Health Minister must be a champion for patients in the Cabinet room, AMA President, Dr Michael Gannon, says.

Published: 17 Jan 2017