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The high price of being who you are

The high price of being who you are

Transgender people have to pay thousands — even tens of thousands — of dollars in medication and specialists to live as who they really are.

The death of private healthcare can’t come soon enough

The death of private healthcare can’t come soon enough

A new report shows the private healthcare system may be on its last legs. Good.

Have out-of-pocket costs for GP visits gone up 25% under the Coalition?

Have out-of-pocket costs for GP visits gone up 25% under the Coalition?

Senator Kristina Keneally was broadly correct in her assertion, but it's important to understand the finer details.

Shorten pledges massive Medicare investment

Shorten pledges massive Medicare investment

Good morning, early birds. Opposition leader Bill Shorten has promised a huge investment in Medicare and cancer screenings under a Labor government, and family members lobby to have stranded Australian ISIS orphans brought home. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Is it finally time Medicare covered dental work?

Is it finally time Medicare covered dental work?

Covering dental visits with Medicare would be a logical decision benefiting the general health of all Australians. But as we know, just because spending is logical doesn't make it a priority.

Three easy wins for the government at the 2018 budget

Three easy wins for the government at the 2018 budget

While it may take a little imagination, a good fantasy budget doesn't need to sit outside the realm of possibility.

How a criminal on the ‘dark web’ likely got hold of your Medicare number

How a criminal on the ‘dark web’ likely got hold of your Medicare number

Medicare breach wasn't a cyber attack but "traditional criminal activity", according to Human Services Minister Alan Tudge.

Fee-gouging medical specialists must be brought to heel

Fee-gouging medical specialists must be brought to heel

There is little sign that the Australian government, or the opposition, is considering ways to redress specialist fee exploitation.

Swan: working people worldwide are being crushed by a plutocratic aristocracy

Swan: working people worldwide are being crushed by a plutocratic aristocracy

At home and abroad, the business class elite suffer from the blindness of affluence, writes former Australian treasurer Wayne Swan.

ALP says it was just following the rules on ‘Mediscare’ SMS

ALP says it was just following the rules on ‘Mediscare’ SMS

"Mediscare" election texts were all above board.