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,
The Consumers Health Forum welcomes the announcement of a joint four-year agreement between the Federal Government and the Medical Technology Association of Australia (MTAA) supporting the Prostheses List. The Prostheses List (PL) sets out the benefits insurers must pay patients (if covered) and is...
The poorest and sickest Australians are those who most need healthcare, yet they are missing out due to the combined forces of variable bulk-billing rates and high out-of-pocket costs according to a report from the Grattan Institute released this week. Australia’s healthcare is designed to ensure...
The future of healthcare in Australia: designed for consumers, enabled by digital, and accessible for all 70% of Australians are willing to use virtual healthcare services, and 80% are ready to share their health data in a digitally enabled health system. These are some of the findings of a survey...
A specialised roundtable discussion with rural health consumers has resulted in recommendations to help address gaps in accessing health services in rural, regional and remote Australia.
CHF’s 2022 election platform The once in a lifetime impact of the COVID pandemic demands a life-changing response in national health policy, the Consumers Health Forum says. “Political leaders on all sides must respond to the unprecedented strains on our health system by embarking on fundamental...
CHF’s 2022 election platform The context for this election is like none previously experienced by most Australians. It comes at a time when an already straining health system, in need of fundamental reform and restructure, is grappling with a deadly pandemic that disproportionately affects the...
Medicare is nearly 40 years old and it’s time to have a rethink of our much-valued universal health care insurance scheme? What aspects of Medicare do you think work well and what needs improving? These are two of the questions we pose in our short Australia’s Health Panel survey out today. “...

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