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  • Articles tagged Industry Reform (9)

    More prevention is needed but it is not a remedy for all ills

    Is investing in preventable health strategies a solution to making health premiums more affordable? The answer is a resounding yes, but it’s also just one component of a multi-faceted issue.

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    The numbers don’t lie: new ways are needed to continue to provide the best quality healthcare in Australia

    The challenges in healthcare are clear: an ageing population, a growing chronic disease burden, and affordability concerns (including rising out-of-pocket costs). Australia's healthcare system is good, but what got us here will not take us into the future.

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    Power to the patients – more information on specialists and potential out-of-pocket costs

    Customers can now check how often a specialist charges an out-of-pocket for the most common hospital procedures.

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    We know what the issues are, so let’s get on and fix them together

    This week, we've heard a lot about the challenges Australia's high-quality health system faces. We may have different perspectives on the way forward, but there is a great deal the healthcare sector agrees on.

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    Private hospital experience rated highly by customers

    98% of private hospitals were rated an 8/10 or higher by Medibank customers in our latest patient experience survey, highlighting the importance of strong partnerships in healthcare.

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    Paying our fair share means a stronger Australia and a better health system

    As a good corporate citizen Medibank is a good corporate tax payer. We know that we have an obligation to pay our fair share – a share that contributes to the wider Australian community and to the continuity of universal healthcare.

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    Age is more than just a number

    With people over the age of 65 being the fastest-growing age group in the world, we need to think and act differently now if we are to better meet the health needs of our ageing population

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    Demands on our health system threaten to swamp both public and private healthcare

    We have options to heal our health system, the question is can we all come together to deliver what we all know must be done?

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    The votes are in - so where next for healthcare reform?

    While the outcome of the election means we’re no longer facing the prospect of a 2% cap on premiums, it doesn’t change the fact that affordability remains a key concern for customers

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