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18 Apr 2017

Changes to skilled worker visas will force Australian hospitals to address issues raised by locally-trained doctors, instead of recruiting from overseas, AMA President Dr Michael Gannon says.

Published: 18 Apr 2017

01 Apr 2017

Australians deserve transparency from private health funds about what their insurance will and won't cover, AMA President Dr Michael Gannon says. Dr Gannon was interviewed on Sky News Weekend Agenda about the AMA Private Health Insurance Report Card 2017.

Published: 01 Apr 2017

20 Mar 2017

With speculation that the Government is preparing to lift the freeze on Medicare rebate indexation, Dr Gannon has warned that the Coalition will be "burnt to toast" at the next election without a positive health story to tell.

Published: 20 Mar 2017

19 Mar 2017

Health Minister Greg Hunt has hinted that the Medicare rebate freeze may be lifted in the May Budget. AMA President, Dr Michael Gannon, says that would be a good start, but the lifting of the freeze must be across all categories, not just GP patient rebates.

Published: 19 Mar 2017

22 Feb 2017
The AMA has cautiously welcomed the decision to authorise imports of medicinal cannabis. AMA President, Dr Michael Gannon, has told ABC Radio that the degree of enthusiasm for cannabis is a long way ahead of the scientific evidence.

Published: 22 Feb 2017

19 Feb 2017
What's first on new Health Minister Greg Hunt's to-do list? AMA President Dr Michael Gannon and health economist Stephen Duckett talked through the challenges on Sky News.

Published: 19 Feb 2017

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