Latest News

Back to News
858_03-03-2016_3925.png

Private health insurers accused of misleading consumers about public hospitals

Posted 03 March 2016

The VHA is outraged that, at a time when private health insurers are raising premiums, they seek to reduce benefit payments for their members, shift the cost of healthcare delivery to taxpayers and put our public health system under even more strain.

The VHA has been negotiating on behalf of members about private health insurers directing their members to seek admission to public hospitals as public patients, rather than using their private health insurance.

The VHA spoke to The Age newspaper: Read the story here

Tagged

News Archive

View all

Webinar series: Catalyst for change

The ‘Catalyst for Change’ webinar series is designed to support Victorian healthcare organisations involved in the transition to NDIS. The webinars will explore the change framework and … Read more

Filling the gap: Grattan Institute releases report on dental care

The VHA welcomes a Grattan Institute report that recommends universal dental care for Australia.  The Grattan Institute this week released the report, Filling the dental gap: A universal … Read more

Mental health royal commission leads announced

The Victorian Healthcare Association welcomes the announcement of the commissioners and terms of reference for the Royal Commission into Mental Health by the Victorian Government … Read more

Briefing: Royal Commission into Aged Care public hearings

The first round of public hearings, for the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, opened in Adelaide on Monday 11 February. Scheduled to run for eight days from 11 February to … Read more