Crikey December 8, 2016 2 Comments
Better get used to the reality that total government expenses will stay at or above 26% of GDP, writes former APS senior executive Greg Feeney.
Crikey September 23, 2014
New data suggests individuals are already paying more and governments less on health, so why do we need higher co-payments? An anonymous senior health policy analyst and regular Croakey contributor explains.
Crikey August 30, 2012 1 Comment
Australia’s dental health has been in decline since 1996 when John Howard scrapped the Commonwealth Dental Program. Labor's new reforms entrench old problems, says Jennifer Doggett.
Crikey August 3, 2011
Crikey’s Canberra correspondent Bernard Keane and Crikey deputy editor Jason Whittaker discuss the the latest COAG health reform agreement and how the politics will play out.
Melissa Sweet August 3, 2011 1 Comment
With so many forces driving more and more health spending, surely it’s time you set up The Less is More Institute to identify and advocate for initiatives to reduce the use of health services that are unnecessary, harmful or not good value.
Jason Whittaker April 27, 2010
Kevin Rudd has won support for his sweeping health reforms among voters, according to a new Essential Research poll, with most believing it will have a positive impact on health services.
Bernard Keane April 21, 2010 2 Comments
The health deal yesterday is a useful economic reform, but won't do much for health outcomes. And it costs plenty. Every COAG meeting, the price of buying off the states seems to go up, partly because Kevin Rudd is so willing to pay.
Stilgherrian March 16, 2010
The Healthcare Identifiers Bill introduced last Wednesday is sketchy at best, and Health Minister Nicola Roxon has already been forced into releasing an equally sketchy draft of the accompanying regulations on Friday.
Crikey March 10, 2010 3 Comments
Dr Alex Wodak, president of the Australian Drug Law Reform Foundation, offers 10 well-kept secrets about the state of health in Australia.
Crikey November 24, 2008 1 Comment
Professor Barclay et al quite outrageously suggest that the obstetric system currently in place has increased suffering and injury to women and infants, writes Dr Ted Weaver.