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Stephen Duckett

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Stephen J. Duckett
Commentary

Young people dropping private health hurts insurers most, not public hospitals

New private health insurance data show young people are continuing to drop their cover. But the industry's argument a youth exodus will put pressure on public hospitals isn't necessarily right.
Report

Saving private health 2: Making private health insurance viable

Younger consumers are spending more on private hospital insurance, but getting less value for their money. The industry faces major issues, as costs for older people rise and younger people leave. This report lays out a transition to make private hospital care better value for...
Report

Saving private health 1: reining in hospital costs and specialist bills

Private health insurance premiums could be cut by up to 10 per cent if private hospitals were made more efficient and stopped over-servicing, according to this Grattan Institute report. The report also highlights the additional costs generated by a handful of ‘greedy’ doctors charging their...
Working paper

The history and purposes of private health insurance

Australia’s private health insurance industry fears it is in a death spiral, and politicians need to rethink whether or to what extent taxpayers should continue to subsidise the industry. This paper finds that Australians are increasingly dissatisfied with private health insurance, and policy reform is...
Commentary

Key challenges for the re-elected Coalition government: our experts respond

Now that the Coalition has won the federal election, how will it meet its campaign promises on taxes, the environment, education, health and infrastructure?
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