The hidden cost of private health insurance in Australia

Davinia S E Seah, Timothy Z. Cheong, Matthew H R Anstey

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The provision of health services in Australia currently is primarily financed by a unique interaction of public and private insurers. This commentary looks at a loophole in this framework, namely that private insurers have to date been able to avoid funding healthcare for some of their policy holders, as it is not a requirement to use private insurance when treatment occurs in Australian public hospitals.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-3
Number of pages3
JournalAustralian Health Review
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 28 Feb 2013
Externally publishedYes


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