Dr Zappala - 2SER - Private Health Insurance
Published: 29 May 2019
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Published: 29 May 2019
AMA President, Dr Tony Bartone, said today that the major parties must commit to ensuring the long-term value of private health insurance and the sustainability of the private health sector in Australia should they be elected to form the next Government.
Dr Bartone said that the unique balance between the public and private sectors makes the Australian health system one of the best in the world.
Published: 14 May 2019
Speaking Notes – Panel Discussion
AMA Vice President Dr Chris Zappala
Australian Private Hospitals Association (APHA) Conference
Melbourne, 18 March 2019
The AMA has supported some of the Government’s recent attempts to improve private health insurance and health literacy.
Helping people to understand what their insurance covers across insurers, policies, and clinical definitions is a step forward.
Published: 18 Mar 2019
Transcript: AMA President, Dr Tony Bartone, Sky News, Tuesday 17 July 2018
Subject: My Health Record, Private Health Insurance
Published: 18 Jul 2018
Transcript: AMA President, Dr Tony Bartone, 6PR, Breakfast with Steve Mills and Basil Zempilas, Monday 16 July 2018
Subject: Private Health Insurance
BASIL ZEMPILAS: This story around yesterday, Millsy, the gold, silver, and bronze, and then basic level, or tiers, if you like, for health insurance to try and simplify the process so that there's no more getting caught short. I thought I was covered for that, but no I'm not.
Published: 16 Jul 2018
AMA President, Dr Tony Bartone, said today that, following the intervention of the Private Health Insurance Ombudsman (PHIO), Australia’s largest private health fund, BUPA, will restore benefits to its policy holders.
In response to the PHIO intervention, BUPA will restore future access to ‘no gap’ schedules for private patients in public hospital emergency departments.
Dr Bartone said that both the PHIO announcement and the BUPA response are welcome and very important at a time of significant reform in the private health sector.
Published: 07 Jun 2018
Transcript: AMA President, Dr Michael Gannon, SKY News, with Samantha Maiden, Tuesday 3 April 2018
Subject: Private Health Insurance, Health Outcomes for Indigenous Australians
SAMANTHA MAIDEN: Joining us now to discuss all of this and more is the Australian Medical Association's Dr Michael Gannon.
MICHAEL GANNON: Good morning, Sam.
Published: 03 Apr 2018
AMA President, Dr Michael Gannon, today warned that changes being pursued by Australia’s biggest private health insurers will reduce patient choice of doctor and hospital, and leave policy holders questioning the value of their significant investment in private health insurance.
Published: 25 Mar 2018
Published: 17 Mar 2018
Transcript: AMA President, Dr Michael Gannon, 2UE, On the Money with Peter Switzer, Monday 5 March 2018
Subject: Private health insurance.
PETER SWITZER: Switz is here as always with the aim to make you wealthy. A lot of people are just haemorrhaging cash, though, with expensive private health insurance. The question we always ask: is it worth it? Let's get to the President of the AMA, who joins us now. Nice to welcome Dr Michael Gannon to the show. Hello, doc.
Published: 05 Mar 2018