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Private Health Insurance Bill 2007


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Private Health Insurance Bill 2006



Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Health and Ageing

Summary

Part of a package of seven bills to reform the private health insurance sector, the bill replaces the current regulatory framework with a new regulatory framework which includes measures such as: the introduction of Broader Health Cover which will cover out of hospital services which substitute for, or avert, hospital care; premiums reduction and incentive payments schemes; standard product information; conversion to for-profit status; restructures, mergers and acquisitions of health funds; a comparative website for consumers; changes to Lifetime Health Cover for those with 10 years’ continuous cover; and provides for the Office of Private Health Insurance Ombudsman.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 07/12/06  
Second reading moved 07/12/06  
Second reading agreed to 14/02/07  
Third reading agreed to 14/02/07  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 26/02/07  
Second reading moved 26/02/07  
Second reading agreed to 20/03/07  
Committee of the Whole debate 23/03/07 Amendment details: 104 Government, 1 Opposition and 2 Humphries agreed to
Third reading agreed to 23/03/07  
     
House of Representatives
Message from Senate reported 26/03/07  
Consideration of Senate message 27/03/07 Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
     
Assent 30/03/07 Act no.: 31 - Year: 2007
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

House of Representatives
  • Non-Government

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Senate
  • [sheet 5230]
HUMPHRIES, Sen Gary

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  • Australian Democrats [sheet 5212]
ALLISON, Lyn

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  • Government [sheet PA372]

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  • Opposition [sheet 5219]
MCLUCAS, Sen Jan

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Schedules of amendments

  • Schedule of the amendments made by the Senate

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Notes