Nine failures of private health insurance

May 2014
Lamp;May2014, Vol. 71 Issue 4, p27
The article lists several failures of private health insurance in Australia. Topics covered include the private health insurance (PHI) spending of households in the top 20 percent income range, a comparison between private funds and the Commonwealth as single buyer of pharmaceuticals, and the administrative cost of PHI funds. Also illustrated is the potential negative economic consequence of PHI.


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