Modernising Medicare

The news over the last week has been all about he Australian government investigating the possibility of privatising the payment services associated with Medicare, the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, aged care services and veteran affairs.

This article in The Conversation suggests that Modernising Medicare is a great idea but needs a radical approach.

Whilst in this article from Croakey , Margaret Faux, the founder and managing director of one of the largest medical billing companies in Australia, challenges the Government’s position and argues that the proposal to outsource Medicare payments could lead to long-term and irreversible changes to the fundamental nature of Medicare.