Published Articles

GP software to feature surgeons' fees and experience

A private health fund-backed database will link into GP software from next year.
19 November 2018

'One big leap towards US-style managed care': Bupa accused of turning the screw

GPs will be under further pressure to refer Bupa-insured patients to a company-approved specialist under controversial changes that have been described as “one big leap towards US-style managed care”.
07 March 2018

There's room for private health insurers in general practice, RACGP says

The RACGP says private health insurers could take a bigger role in funding general practice.
16 August 2017

Public access to bariatric surgery blocked by private patients

The long wait for public patients to access bariatric surgery is being drawn out by the high number of private patients on public wait lists for revision surgery, according to Australian research.
13 June 2017

Families face average $4100 bill for private health insurance

Australian families could soon be forking out an extra $200 annually for private health cover as insurers lobby the Federal Government for their annual premium hike.
18 January 2017

Is the RACGP financially literate or illiterate?

We asked an expert to examine the college's Medicare freeze 'solution' that suggested scaling back the indexation of private health insurance rebates, which was slammed by the insurance industry.
03 December 2016

College dubbed 'financially illiterate' over freeze solution

The RACGP's professed solution to the Medicare freeze has been branded "financially illiterate", with the college told to stick to education and standards.
02 December 2016

The 'worst' health insurance policies named and shamed

Private health insurer Bupa has defended 'junk' policies, as a new name and shame campaign slams major funds for selling useless products to patients.
23 March 2016

Doctor blows whistle on unethical insurance practices

A doctor has blown the whistle on unethical practices at a leading bank's insurance arm, claiming doctors were asked to delete or change their opinions to prevent payouts.
09 March 2016