The major parties could do more to improve access to health care for all Australians with an ambitious, forward-looking overall plan for health reform, the Consumers Health Forum said today. In the Consumers Health Forum’s Scorecard on the major Parties’ health policies, Community health and...
The Consumers Health Forum welcomes recent announcements from both major parties that the cost of prescriptions will be eased by reducing the PBS co -payment. In addition, both parties have committed to raising the threshold for access to the Commonwealth Seniors Health Card (CSHC). Consumers...
MEDIA RELEASE: THURSDAY 28 APRIL 2022 The Consumers Health Forum of Australia (CHF) is urging all political leaders to put consumers at the centre of health policy-making in Australia, following the release of concerning new data from the Organisation for Economic and Co-operation Development (OECD...
Health consumers are falling through the gaps in health care when it comes to getting their teeth checked. Consumers Health Forum (CHF) is calling for government to address the shortfall in oral health as a fundamental part of health care by including coverage for dental health care in Medicare...
The Consumers Health Forum (CHF) is calling for political leaders to put the health of Australians front and centre this election with prudent reform of primary health care. CHF is highlighting crucial initiatives that could have the most impact on the health of Australians, and the health care...
The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP), Consumer Health Forum (CHF) and Diabetes Australia are urging Australians to prepare for a potential resurgence of influenza (flu) and get vaccinated early. The pandemic has led to decreased exposure to the influenza virus and lower...
The Consumers Health Forum welcomes the recommendations in the Community Affairs References Committee's interim report into the provision of general practitioner and related primary health care services to outer metropolitan, rural and regional Australia. CHF CEO, Leanne Wells said that the report...
The Consumers Health Forum welcomes tonight’s health budget as a solid budget that continues to invest in health care for Australians. The highlights for health consumers include targeted cost of living measures to make medicines more affordable, significant investments in mental health services,...
The Youth Health Forum, coordinated by the Consumers Health Forum, has welcomed the $206.5 million for additional Early Psychosis Youth Services (EPYS) to support the mental health of young people and other inclusions such as enhancements to headspace, and community-based eating disorder treatment...
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Australia’s largest consumer survey of healthcare finds confidence in services has increased but gaps remain in affordability and accessibility for disadvantaged groups and people with chronic conditions,

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