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Thursday, 14 November 1985
Page: 2144


Senator WALTERS(12.03) —The Minister for Health announced in September that the Department of Health was considering establishing a health maintenance organisation scheme in Australia. Can the Minister say how far that has gone and whether the Government is taking any notice of the American experience in which, after all these years, only 6 per cent of the population has joined? Has the Minister any information on that either? Could he find out for me what is happening?