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  • Level 3 /11 National Circ, Barton ACT 2600. PO Box 4052, Kingston ACT 2600. [T] 02 6273 9000 [F] 02 6273 7000 [E] info@apha.org.au [W] www.apha.org.au [FB] ValuingPrivateHospitals [Twitter] @priv8hospitals ABN 82 008 623 809 Wednesday, 28 March 2018 New legislation package benefits consumers A package of reforms introduced to
    Date: 28/03/2018 - Collection: Media - ID: media/pressrel/5882630 - Source: AUSTRALIAN PRIVATE HOSPIT... - Author: ROFF, Michael

  • Level 3 /11 National Circ, Barton ACT 2600. PO Box 7426, Canberra BC ACT 2600. [T] 02 6273 9000 [F] 02 6273 7000 [E] info@apha.org.au [W] www.apha.org.au [FB] ValuingPrivateHospitals [Twitter] @priv8hospitals ABN 82 008 623 809 ISSUED: Friday, 13 October 2017 Better access: private health insurance reform More young people
    Date: 13/10/2017 - Collection: Media - ID: media/pressrel/5895999 - Source: AUSTRALIAN PRIVATE HOSPIT... - Author: Australian Private H...

  • Level 3 /11 National Circ, Barton ACT 2600. PO Box 7426, Canberra BC ACT 2600. [T] 02 6273 9000 [F] 02 6273 7000 [E] info@apha.org.au [W] www.apha.org.au [FB] ValuingPrivateHospitals [Twitter] @priv8hospitals ABN 82 008 623 809 ISSUED: Monday 8 August 2016 Medibank time travels to find data to suit their
    Date: 08/08/2016 - Collection: Media - ID: media/pressrel/4742282 - Source: AUSTRALIAN PRIVATE HOSPIT... - Author: Australian Private H...

  • www.apha.org.au         22 October 2012    MYEFO - An Ongoing Attack on the Privately Insured    Changes to the way the Government will calculate private health insurance rebates that were announced in the  MYEFO today will mean increasing premiums in real terms as the value of the rebate erodes over time, according to  Australian Private Hospitals Association’s CEO, Michael Roff.    Rather than remaining as a set 30% of actual premiums, the Government has announced today that it will now pay a  set percentage of something less than the actual premium. It creates a notional rebate that will be indexed by “the  lesser of CPI or the actual increase in commercial premiums. “    “It is generally acknowledged that healthcare costs rise at about 2 ½ times the rate of the CPI, which means that the  value of the rebate will continually erode in real terms”, said Mr Roff. “As a result, all Australians with private health  insurance, regardless of their income level, will pay more for their insurance each and every year as a direct result of  this Government decision.”      ‐Ends‐    For more information, contact Lisa Ramshaw, Director of Communications at APHA on 0413 971 999. 
    Date: 22/10/2012 - Collection: Media - ID: media/pressrel/2088932 - Source: AUSTRALIAN PRIVATE HOSPIT... - Author: Australian Private H...

  • www.apha.org.au   12 May 2009   2009 BUDGET RESPONSE    PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE REBATE CHANGES ARE CONFUSING,  COMPLEX AND COSTLY    “The changes to the private health insurance rebate announced in tonight’s budget are a  clear breach of election promises made by the Rudd Government,” said Michael Roff, CEO of  the Australian Private Hospitals Association. “The changes will lead to a system that is  confusing, complex and costly for those millions of Australians who take responsibility for  their own health care costs.”    “The current system of rebates is simple, transparent and easy to understand. The new  proposals introduce 10 different levels of entitlement or surcharge depending on income  level and age. It will be difficult for people to work out their entitlement and will create a  huge administrative burden both on Government and health funds,” Mr Roff continued.    “The current system works well to provide an appropriate balance between public and private  healthcare.  Even the Government concedes these new measures will lead to thousands of  Australians dropping out of private health insurance and as a result, put more pressure on our  already overstretched public hospitals. Destabilising the current balance between public and  private is not just bad policy; it is ultimately unsustainable and therefore irresponsible.”    “The current rebate supports those who take responsibility for their own health care costs. If  the Government is interested in a sustainable system for the future as the population ages,  they should encourage more people to meet their own health care costs and not introduce  impediments to them doing so,” Mr. Roff concluded.    ‐ Ends -      For more information or to interview Michael Roff, contact: Lisa Ramshaw, APHA Public  Affairs Manager on 0413 971 999 
    Date: 12/05/2009 - Collection: Media - ID: media/pressrel/WDPT6 - Source: AUSTRALIAN PRIVATE HOSPIT... - Author: Australian Private H...

  • www.apha.org.au   8 May 2009     CHANGES TO PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE REBATE: NEITHER RESPONSIBLE OR  SUSTAINABLE    In response to the Health Budget measures speculated upon in this morning’s Australian  newspaper, the Australian Private Hospitals Association calls on the Government to re‐think  the proposed changes to the private health insurance rebates.    ‘This is a clear breach of election promises made by the Rudd Government,’ said Michael Roff,  CEO of the Australian Private Hospitals Association. ‘This measure will lead to thousands of  Australians dropping out of private health insurance and as a result, put more pressure on our  already overstretched public hospitals.”    “As we have seen with last year’s Medicare Levy Surcharge changes, the Treasury’s modelling  can not be trusted. Last year they said 492,000 would leave private health insurance, but  since the changes were implemented, health insurance membership has increased by 55,000.  Can we really trust their modelling on this important measure?” asked Mr Roff.    ‘The current system of rebates is simple, easy to understand and it works well to provide a  balanced healthcare system between public and private. The proposed system will be  complex and administratively burdensome. It will only serve to confuse health fund members  as they will not understand what level of rebate they are entitled to each year. It appears they  will have to pay 100% of their insurance costs up front and then claim their rebate back at the  end of the year.”    ‐ Ends -      For more information contact: Lisa Ramshaw, APHA Public Affairs Manager on 0413 971 999 
    Date: 08/05/2009 - Collection: Media - ID: media/pressrel/FJIT6 - Source: AUSTRALIAN PRIVATE HOSPIT... - Author: Australian Private H...

  • www.apha.org.au 11 May 2008 DON’T RISK WAITING LIST LOTTERY - PRIVATE HOSPITALS URGE Predictions of a mass exodus from private health insurance resulting from changes to the Medicare Levy Surcharge are greatly exaggerated, according to the Australian Private Hospitals Association. Executive Director of the Australian Private Hospitals Association, Michael Roff,
    Date: 11/05/2008 - Collection: Media - ID: media/pressrel/U98R6 - Source: AUSTRALIAN PRIVATE HOSPIT... - Author: Australian Private H...

  • JOINT STATEMENT INDUSTRY AND CONSUMER PANEL TO ADVISE GOVERNMENT ON BROADER HEALTH COVER (BHC) PRODUCTS A panel of experts - representing hospitals, doctors, and consumers - has been convened to provide advice to the Government on broader health cover (BHC) products. The panel will comprise representatives of the Australian Medical
    Date: 30/04/2007 - Collection: Media - ID: media/pressrel/KNXM6 - Source: AUSTRALIAN PRIVATE HOSPIT... - Author: Australian Private H...

  • Private Hospitals Insurance Administration Council 15 February 2005 Health insurance grows as Medibank short-changes members NEW figures released today show private health insurance membership is at its highest level for two years, yet Australia’s largest health fund - the Australian Government-owned Medibank Private, is slashing patient access to private hospitals.
    Date: 15/02/2005 - Collection: Media - ID: media/pressrel/EZ7F6 - Source: AUSTRALIAN PRIVATE HOSPIT... - Author: Australian Private H...

  • APHA Secretariat 11 February 2005 Seniors rebate recognises older Australians need private care THE passage through Parliament of the Federal Government’s pre-election pledge to widen its private health insurance incentive from a 30% rebate up to 35% (for people aged 65-69) and 40% (70+) has been welcomed by private hospitals
    Date: 11/02/2005 - Collection: Media - ID: media/pressrel/737F6 - Source: AUSTRALIAN PRIVATE HOSPIT... - Author: Australian Private H...

  • Australian Private Hospitals Association 30 September 2004 Private hospitals satisfied with Labor’s Medicare Gold detail FOLLOWING discussions with Shadow Health Minister Julia Gillard MP today over the detail of Labor’s Medicare Gold policy, the Australian Private Hospitals Association (APHA) says it is now satisfied the policy would be supported by
    Date: 30/09/2004 - Collection: Media - ID: media/pressrel/751E6 - Source: AUSTRALIAN PRIVATE HOSPIT... - Author: Australian Private H...

  • Australian Private Hospitals Association 29 September 2004 Medicare Gold - private hospital reaction PRIVATE hospitals have responded cautiously to the ALP’s Medicare Gold policy under which a Federal Labor Government would take full responsibility for the hospital costs of Australians aged 75 and over from 1 July 2006. “There are
    Date: 29/09/2004 - Collection: Media - ID: media/pressrel/2PYD6 - Source: AUSTRALIAN PRIVATE HOSPIT... - Author: Australian Private H...

  • 2 August 2004 Reports of private patients ‘turned away’ are ludicrous REPORTS in one Sydney newspaper today asserting private hospitals are turning away patients, or are incapable of treating seriously ill patients, are ludicrous, the Australian Private Hospitals Association (APHA) said today. ‘This ‘beat up’ is so huge you can
    Date: 02/08/2004 - Collection: Media - ID: media/pressrel/7VHD6 - Source: AUSTRALIAN PRIVATE HOSPIT... - Author: Australian Private H...

  • 16 July 2004 MRI - Labor ignores private sector role ASSERTIONS today by Opposition Leader Mark Latham and Health Spokeswoman Julia Gillard that a Labor Government would provide 10 new Medicare licenses for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machines in public hospitals bas left private hospitals in the wilderness. The ‘throw
    Date: 16/07/2004 - Collection: Media - ID: media/pressrel/6VHD6 - Source: AUSTRALIAN PRIVATE HOSPIT... - Author: Australian Private H...

  • Au st ral ian Private Hospitals Association JOINT STATEMENT BY THE AUSTRALIAN HEALTH INSURANCE ASSOCIATION AND THE AUSTRALIAN PRIVATE HOSPITALS ASSOCIATION FUNDS AND HOSPITALS WORK TOGETHER ON 30% REBATE Health Funds and Private Hospitals today joined together to advance the value of private health care and extract maximum political support
    Date: 13/07/2004 - Collection: Media - ID: media/pressrel/E5IF6 - Source: AUSTRALIAN PRIVATE HOSPIT... - Author: Australian Health In...

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