Catholic Health Australia, the peak body representing Australian Catholic non-profit hospitals, has today warned the recommendations of a new Grattan Institute report risks driving up premiums for older Australians by removing community ratings for those under the age of 55.
Catholic Health Australia, the peak body representing Australian Catholic non-profit hospitals, has today warned the recommendations of a new Grattan Institute report into 'saving private health' would negatively affect the care of millions of Australian patients.
On the 2 October 2019, the Minister for Aged Care and Senior Australians, Senator the Hon Richard Colbeck, asked the Aged Care Financing Authority (ACFA) to examine the potential financial impact on home care providers of the Australian Government’s 2019-20 Budget measure to improve the way home care providers are paid Government subsidy and provide advice to him by 13 December 2019.
The Federal Government’s funding announcement of $537 million for the aged care sector is a welcome start to addressing the issues raised by the royal commission, says Catholic Health Australia (CHA).
Catholic Health Australia has today welcomed Minister for Health Greg Hunt's announcement of an additional $90 million for the Indigenous Australians' Health Programme.