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John Menadue. Health Policy Reform: Part 2 – Why reform is difficult. Health ministers are in office but not in power.

Policy Series. In Part 1 on health policy reform I outlined the main areas where health reform is necessary. In Part 2 I examine the reasons why I think health reform is so hard. In part 3 I will consider … Continue reading

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John Menadue. The dog’s breakfast in co-payments has got worse.

The government is trying to dump its co-payment mess on to doctors. If doctors decide not to absorb the reductions in the Medicare rebate, many will pass it on to patients and dramatically reduce bulk billing. What a mess! In … Continue reading

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Woolworths and Pharmacies.

The response of the Australian Pharmacy Guild (APG) to Woolworth’s proposal for free health checks was entirely predictable. It was about protecting the territory of pharmacists. But the APG did have a point. Are the leviathan department stores who sell … Continue reading

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