Healthcare pressures in Australia.
Speaking on July 16, Health Minister Greg Hunt resisted calls for an overhaul of the healthcare system, which has been described as expensive, unfair and confusing, saying that the government is already pursuing health reform plans.
- The poor profits outlook for funds could lead to weakened services and less competition.
- Public subsidies are no longer effective in lowering costs.
- A regulatory overhaul is needed to achieve more cohesive policies between governments and an independent agency.