Consumers Health Forum of Australia (CHF) has called on the Australian Government to fund a public education campaign that fully explains the Medicare system to the general public. CHF, Australia’s peak body for health consumers, said many people only think of Medicare as helping to fund their GP...
Millions of Australian consumers with chronic health conditions will be able to access cheaper medicines from today, under the first stage of the Australian Government’s new 60-day dispensing policy. CHF, Australia’s national peak body for health consumers, welcomes the new policy as a small but...
CHF, Australia’s national peak body for health consumers, has described the ‘green light’ given to 60-day prescriptions in the Senate today as ‘a victory for common sense’. “With the current cost of living pressures, this is an important win for consumers with chronic health conditions as it will...
Australia’s national peak body for health consumers has today launched a new website and set of fact sheets to provide information about the government’s proposed change to allow consumers to get a 60-day supply of many medicines. “There’s been a lot of misinformation circulating that is concerning...
The health reforms announced in tonight’s Federal Budget will go a long way towards giving consumers greater access to affordable primary care, according to CHF, the national peak body for health consumers. CHF, which represented consumers on the Strengthening Medicare Taskforce, welcomed key...
CHF strongly supports the Australian Government’s decision to allow consumers to buy two months’ worth of medicine for the price of a single prescription. “This is a really good move which shows the government is listening to the voices of consumers,” CHF CEO Dr Elizabeth Deveny said. As the...
The nation’s leading health consumer peak body, Consumers Health Forum (CHF), believes Australia’s primary health system is in danger of becoming privatised ‘by stealth’. “It’s becoming a situation of ‘cash for care’ where only people who can afford out-of-pocket costs can access timely services...
Consumers Health Forum has welcomed the commitment of the Strengthening Medicare Taskforce to put consumers and communities at the centre of primary care policy design and delivery. CHF CEO Dr Elizabeth Deveny was the only independent member of the Taskforce representing consumers and advocated...
More than anything else, health consumers want access to more bulk-billing GPs, according to a new survey by Australia’s peak health consumer body, Consumers Health Forum (CHF). The survey asked CHF members, who include the nation’s leading health advocacy groups, what were the five top changes...
CHF’s Youth Health Forum (YHF) has applauded a range of Budget initiatives that address many of the concerns of young health consumers. The YHF particularly welcomed the recognition of climate change as a health issue, adding that it was important that young voices were heard when establishing and...

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