About Policy Submissions

We regularly make submissions to national level inquiries. If you are after a submission from earlier than listed here, please contact us.

14 December 2015 Submission
Consumers Health Forum

The current state of private health insurance in Australia is one prone to fragmentation and offering little value to consumers. Many insurance policies lack adequate coverage for even basic needs, yet consumers feel pressured to take out such policies in order to have some form of coverage....Read more

19 November 2015 Submission
Consumers Health Forum

CHF is concerned that the link between actual costs incurred and thresholds/rebates would be further weakened by the proposed legislation and this will be to the detriment of consumers.Read more

12 November 2015 Submission
Consumers Health Forum

Consumers and the wider community need to have a better understanding of what Medicare care is. CHF recommends a community awareness programme about Medicare and the MBS. We will get more judicious Medicare outlays when people are more engaged with their healthcare and healthcare choices through...Read more

16 October 2015 Submission
Consumers Health Forum

CHF does not support the proposed rescheduling of all codeine to Schedule 4 at this point in time. We do not think the delegate has given enough consideration to the significant system wide costs of the rescheduling or the loss of access to a range of medications that do have some benefits to...Read more

17 September 2015 Submission
Consumers Health Forum

This review of the Guidelines is an opportunity to continuously improve the way PBAC assesses proposals and we see it as an opportunity to give consumers more opportunity for input into the process. If this potential is to be realised then there needs to be adequate resourcing provided to...Read more

16 September 2015 Submission
Consumers Health Forum

The current, fragmented set of primary health services with their emphasis on managing ill health rather than promoting health and wellbeing are not meeting the needs of people with chronic conditions. We need to start putting the services together so they actually form a system that has at its...Read more

3 September 2015 Submission
Consumers Health Forum

CHF's Submission to the Primary Health Care Advisory Group Survey on the Discussion Paper: Better Outcomes for People with Chronic and Complex Conditions through Primary Health Care.Read more

10 July 2015 Submission
Consumers Health Forum

CHF's comments on the Review of the implementation of the national reform agenda on organ and tissue donation and transplantation.Read more

26 June 2015 Submission
Consumers Health Forum

CHF has been engaged with the development of an electronic health record and system since its inception, and our submission is drawn from submissions into previous inquiries into the Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR) and similar issues, as well as the experiences of our...Read more

15 June 2015 Submission
Consumers Health Forum

Abstract: CHF's submission to the RACGP's Vision for a Sustainable Health System Discussion Paper.Read more

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