Elizabeth Savage

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4 Jun 2009

The Medicare Safety Net (MSN) was introduced in March 2004 to provide financial relief for those who incur high out-of-pocket costs from medical services. The policy has the potential to improve equity.

This study examines: (i) how the health and income profiles of small...


29 May 2009

This report presents an evidence-based review of the Extended Medicare Safety Net (EMSN), which was introduced at a time when Australians were facing substantial increases in out-of-pocket costs for their medical services.

The objective of the review was to analyse: (1) the operation of...


30 Sep 2004

Patricia Apps, Ray Rees and Elizabeth Savage analyse the Howard government's recent Medicare reform. {C}

Using models of the physician's behaviour and of a household's demand for medical insurance under the proposed system, they argue that those most likely to be made worse off...

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