Government heeds AMA call to extend family coverage

8 Jan 2021

The Federal Government has accepted one of the AMA’s recommendations for private health reform, allowing young people to stay under their parents' health insurance until they turn 31. 

The extended age limit was one of the key calls of the AMA’s Prescription for Private Health, issued late last year. 

Dr Moy said that all policy levers that might arrest the decline in participation of young people in private health insurance must be used. 

"It reflects changes to demographics and household circumstances, including the trends to stay in education longer and leave the family home later than previously."