Tag Archives: Jennifer Doggett

JENNIFER DOGGETT. Seven Key messages in Health.

  This week the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare released its Health expenditure Australia 2014–15 report. This document contains a wealth of information about the way in which we allocate resources across our health system. There are many interesting stories … Continue reading

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JOHN MENADUE. Dental Care – Medicare – Private Health Insurance.

  Funding a Medicare dental scheme instead of the subsidy to PHI.  The PHI subsidy of over $10 billion p.a. would be much better spent on a Medicare dental scheme. In the following article Jennifer Doggett in Croakey, reports that … Continue reading

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JENNIFER DOGGETT. Midway through the election campaign, how is health travelling?

It’s half way through the election campaign and both major parties have made some significant health policy announcements with Labor outspending the Coalition on health by over $2 billion (over four years). However, despite the fact that health consistently rates … Continue reading

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Jennifer Doggett, Ian McAuley, John Menadue. Four Corners: No wonder we’re wasting money in health care – we got the incentives wrong

Repost from 06/10/2015. A recently-aired ABC Four Corners program aptly titled “Wasted” exposed three areas of unnecessary, ineffective and outright dangerous health interventions, in knee, spinal and heart surgery. The show’s host, Norman Swan, presumably extrapolating from the findings in … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to the Minister for Health concerning Private Health Insurance.

19 November 2015  Hon Sussan Ley M.P., Minister for Health, Parliament House, ACT 2600 Dear Minister (I have signed this letter on my behalf and also on behalf of the people listed below. I will be posting this ‘open letter’ … Continue reading

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Jennifer Doggett. Co-payments in the Australian Health System

Policy Series. The growing problem of out-of-pocket health care costs in health care is undermining the benefits of Medicare and creating a barrier to increasing fairness, opportunity and security throughout our health system. Out-of-pocket costs are the direct payments made … Continue reading

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Jennifer Doggett. Budget 2014 – Primary Health Care

While some commentators are calling this Budget ‘The end of universal health care’ others are seeing some opportunities to improve health system performance, in particular through better collaborations with state-funded health services and programs. The most high profile Budget measures … Continue reading

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Ian McAuley, Jennifer Doggett and John Menadue. The case for government funding of healthcare.

In our joint submission to the Senate Inquiry into the Abbott Government’s Commission of Audit, we drew attention to the fact that by international comparison, Australia is a low-taxed country. Furthermore, the trend in Commonwealth expenditures has been downwards since … Continue reading

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