7 January 2016 Report
Consumers Health Forum

The Government announced a review into private health insurance on 28 October 2015. In order to help inform the government’s review into private health insurance, the Consumers Health Forum of Australia (CHF) launched the online survey. CHF made its formal submission to the government’s review...

6 January 2016 Annual Reports
Consumers Health Forum

While the challenges facing the health sector are enormous, CHF continues its mission to work collaboratively with health consumers, our members and stakeholders to improve the viability and sustainability of the health system for all health consumers.

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....

8 December 2015 Presentations and Speeches
Consumers Health Forum

An outstanding contributor to the Consumers Health Forum, Ainslie Cahill, has been awarded Honorary Life Membership of CHF in recognition of commitment to improving outcomes for all health consumers.

7 December 2015 Presentations and Speeches
Consumers Health Forum

Dr Kym Jenkins, President Elect, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, presented the 2015 Christopher Newell AM Oration at CHF's Annual General Meeting, in which she spoke of the need to merge practices of mental and physical health.

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.

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...

5 November 2015 Health Voices
Consumers Health Forum

Preventive health... a cure for the future

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...

5 October 2015 Consumers Shaping Health
Consumers Health Forum

This edition contains a report of the highlights from our Members and Stakeholders Forum held in August 2015, as well as links to the presentations.

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