Submissions to the public consultation on funding for private patients in public hospitals paper

Page last updated: 11 January 2018


The Australian Government has released a paper, Options to reduce pressure on private health insurance premiums by addressing the growth of private patients in public hospitals, for public consultation.

Submissions received

Due to the interest in this issue, and the usefulness of information provided, the Minister requested that submissions be published on the department’s website to show the range of views.

The Department has received permission to publish the following submissions. Some authors requested their names be withheld but were happy for the submission to be published. The Department received 42 submissions. Further submissions will be published in shortly.

Private Healthcare Australia (PDF 508 KB)
Name withheld, Volunteer Consumer Representative, Southern Adelaide LHN (PDF 77 KB)
Day Hospitals Australia (PDF 195 KB)
Medibank (PDF 2117 KB)
Australasian Sleep Association (PDF 132 KB)
Macular Disease Foundation Australia (PDF 91 KB)
Tim Tolhurst and family (PDF 66 KB)
Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (PDF 768 KB)
Icon Group (PDF 3.3 MB)
Australian Medical Association (PDF 143 KB)
Teachers Health (PDF 550 KB)
Breast Cancer Network Australia (PDF 2.1 MB)
Consumers Health Forum of Australia (PDF 223 KB)
Grattan Institute (PDF 292 KB)
Bupa (PDF 278 KB)
Royal Australasian College of Physicians (PDF 89 KB)
COTA Australia (PDF 618 KB)
Australian Private Hospitals Australia (PDF 2.2 MB)
Rural Doctors Association of Australia (PDF 967 KB)
Australian Salaried Medical Officers’ Federation (PDF 1.1 MB)
nib (PDF 534 KB)
Name withheld (PDF 39 KB)
HBF (PDF 727 KB)
Queensland Nurses and Midwives’ Union (PDF 448 KB)
Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (PDF 341 KB)
VR Consulting (PDF 646 KB)
New South Wales Health (PDF 1.3 MB)
WA Department of Health (PDF 340 KB)
Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (PDF 404 KB)
Queensland Department of Health (PDF 221 KB)
Healthscope Limited (PDF 3.3 MB)

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