AMA Submission to the Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee inquiry into the Private Health Insurance Legislation Amendment Bill 2018 and related Bills

2 Aug 2018

The AMA has provided a submission to the Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee Inquiry into the Private Health Insurance Legislation Amendment Bill 2018 and related Bills. 

The AMA believes that the range of private health insurance reforms, announced by Government, provide a long overdue opportunity to bring much-needed transparency, clarity, and affordability back to the private health sector. The AMA welcomes the decision of the Government to introduce the Gold, Silver, and Bronze tiers for private health insurance policies, and the application of the concept of standard clinical definitions across these groups. The AMA has concerns about the detail and implementation of these reforms, in particular, the development of the clinical categories against each tier which will inform consumers about what they will and won’t be covered for.

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