Inaction on security at the Lismore are Hospital has led to workers imposing bans on the processing of payments for Medicare and private health insurance claims by the Northern NSW Local Health District.
The Australian Psychological Society (APS) yesterday welcomed the the federal government’s announcement that people living in isolated and rural areas will be able to claim a Medicare rebate for online videoconferencing consultations with psychologists. APS president Anthony Cichello said the... Read More →
Doctors performing home visits could be the next casualties of a government looking to find savings in the health budget, putting even more pressure on the region's overstretched emergency departments.
An innovative radiotherapy technique that has the potential to revolutionise the treatment of early breast cancer will become available and affordable for all eligible women under Medicare from today.
Health Minister Sussan Ley has announced a wide-ranging review examining 5500 services subsidised by Medicare but she says it's not all about savings.
Health Minister Sussan Ley has met health advocates in Canberra to discuss the future of Medicare and the government's proposed co-payment.
There's doubts over whether money raised from a GP co-payment will go to a medical research fund, after the health minister declined to give a guarantee.
One of the more irritating aspects of our frequently exasperating Prime Minister is that even when he does a back flip, he doesn’t do it properly.
Mrs Tani Shaw, Ocean Shores. We have a Medicare system which works remarkably well. Please keep it intact.
While taking her blood pressure on the run, Mandy muses whether a certain supermarket's foray into healthcare could herald a whole new era for Australian democracy.
The Centrelink and Medicare services in Lismore have moved into the same building, providing a ‘one-stop shop’ for government services. And that move was officially recognised today with a cake cutting and a visit from Federal human services minister, senator Marise Payne, and Page MP Kevin Hogan.
Australia’s globally-envied public health system is about to be strapped onto the Abbott government’s operating table and endure the razor gang’s knife. It will emerge slimmer and on life support, writes Alex Mitchell.