Article by Dr John Cunningham on Basic Bronze, Silver, Gold

2018-10-12T15:59:40+11:00October 12th, 2018|Issues, Members Only|

Medical Observer Dr John Cunningham 5th October 2018 The government’s looming private health insurance reforms are a slick marketing gimmick. It will still mean patients making wagers on their future health. Next April will see the rollout of Federal Government reforms of the private health insurance sector — an attempt [...]

Human Rights Commissioner says My Health scheme should be opt-in

2018-07-27T01:19:28+10:00July 27th, 2018|Issues, Members Only|

Originally published in the SMH 24th July Human Rights Commissioner Edward Santow says Australians should be able to opt-in to include their medical data on the federal government's controversial My Health Record scheme. Speaking to media at the Australian Human Rights Commission's conference on human rights and emerging technology in [...]

Private Health Insurance Legislation Amendment Bill 2018 Update

2018-06-05T14:13:18+10:00June 5th, 2018|Issues, Members Only|

Dear ASOS member This bill was read a 2nd time on 31/05/18.  It has bipartisan agreement.  The summary has been drawn from Labor’s response. Main points are as follows: ALP agrees that there is a ‘private health insurance crisis’ which it says is caused by 27% increase in premiums since [...]

Media Starting To Report Issues About Bronze, Silver, Gold

2018-06-03T16:03:32+10:00June 3rd, 2018|Issues, Members Only|

Dear ASOS members, This article is from the Courier Mail, Brisbane, today. The ASOS proposal for Bronze, Silver & Gold would overcome this issue. I am awaiting further advice from the Minister’s office to see if our proposal has had any traction. There are a multitude of these anomalies in [...]

Insights program on orthopaedic surgery

2018-05-16T10:08:14+10:00May 16th, 2018|Issues, Members Only|

Dear ASOS member SBS Insight, presenter was Jenny Brockie, have run a program on Orthopaedic surgery last night.  Insights have done a number of programs on medical issues.  The program has 197,000 FaceBook followers and 30,000 YouTube followers. […]…

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Clinical Definitions for Private Health Insurance

2018-05-07T16:50:10+10:00May 7th, 2018|Issues, Members Only|

Dear Health Minister, The Australian Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons seeks an urgent meeting with yourself to discuss a matter of national importance concerning proposals to define medical conditions into Basic, Bronze, Silver and Gold cover categories as per the current draft. ASOS appreciates the efforts you are making to clarify [...]

URGENT – Clinical Definitions for PHI

2018-05-07T17:07:49+10:00April 27th, 2018|Issues, Members Only|

Dear ASOS member, Medical groups have been given until 4 May (email sent to the College on the 24th April, and to medical groups on the 27th April), to respond to the above by Private Health Insurance Consultation. ASOS believes this rushed time period is unacceptable given the complexity and [...]

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