AMA Submission on Private Health Insurance Reform: Directions for Broader Health Cover Products - September 2006
In June 2006 The Government foreshadowed a private health insurance reform package to be developed in consultation with the private health industry for implementation in April 2007. Successful implementation of the package requires a new regulatory framework that places focus on the product rather than the private health insurance fund. A exposure draft of the legislation will be available to stakeholders in October 2006 for comment. The AMA looks forward to the opportunity to scrutinise this draft. This submission seeks to comment on the broader health cover products concept and the impact this significant change will have on people with private health insurance and their medical practitioners.