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18 Jul 2018

Transcript:   AMA President, Dr Tony Bartone, Sky News, Tuesday 17 July 2018

Subject:   My Health Record, Private Health Insurance

Published: 18 Jul 2018

16 Jul 2018

Transcript:   AMA President, Dr Tony Bartone, 6PR, Breakfast with Steve Mills and Basil Zempilas, Monday 16 July 2018

Subject:   Private Health Insurance

BASIL ZEMPILAS:   This story around yesterday, Millsy, the gold, silver, and bronze, and then basic level, or tiers, if you like, for health insurance to try and simplify the process so that there's no more getting caught short. I thought I was covered for that, but no I'm not.

Published: 16 Jul 2018

07 Jun 2018

AMA President, Dr Tony Bartone, said today that, following the intervention of the Private Health Insurance Ombudsman (PHIO), Australia’s largest private health fund, BUPA, will restore benefits to its policy holders.

In response to the PHIO intervention, BUPA will restore future access to ‘no gap’ schedules for private patients in public hospital emergency departments.

Dr Bartone said that both the PHIO announcement and the BUPA response are welcome and very important at a time of significant reform in the private health sector.

Published: 07 Jun 2018

03 Apr 2018

Transcript:   AMA President, Dr Michael Gannon, SKY News, with Samantha Maiden, Tuesday 3 April 2018

Subject:  Private Health Insurance, Health Outcomes for Indigenous Australians

SAMANTHA MAIDEN:   Joining us now to discuss all of this and more is the Australian Medical Association's Dr Michael Gannon.

Good morning.

MICHAEL GANNON:   Good morning, Sam.

Published: 03 Apr 2018

25 Mar 2018

AMA President, Dr Michael Gannon, today warned that changes being pursued by Australia’s biggest private health insurers will reduce patient choice of doctor and hospital, and leave policy holders questioning the value of their significant investment in private health insurance.

Published: 25 Mar 2018

17 Mar 2018
The AMA Federal Council has voted unanimously to condemn Bupa's changes to no-gap policies. AMA President Dr Michael Gannon tells Ollie Peterson at 6PR why.

Published: 17 Mar 2018

05 Mar 2018

Transcript:   AMA President, Dr Michael Gannon, 2UE, On the Money with Peter Switzer, Monday 5 March 2018

Subject:  Private health insurance.

PETER SWITZER:   Switz is here as always with the aim to make you wealthy. A lot of people are just haemorrhaging cash, though, with expensive private health insurance. The question we always ask: is it worth it? Let's get to the President of the AMA, who joins us now. Nice to welcome Dr Michael Gannon to the show. Hello, doc.

Published: 05 Mar 2018

20 Feb 2018

Transcript:   AMA President, Dr Michael Gannon, ABC Radio Brisbane, Focus with Emma Griffiths, Tuesday 20 February 2018

Subject:  Private Health Insurance

EMMA GRIFFITHS:   Dr Michael Gannon, who is the President of the Australian Medical Association, is in Perth. Really appreciate your time today, Michael.

MICHAEL GANNON:   Good morning, Emma.

Published: 20 Feb 2018

25 Jan 2018

Transcript:   AMA President, Dr Michael Gannon, 2GB, Sydney Live with Ben Fordham,
25 January 2018

Subject:  Private Health Insurance


Published: 25 Jan 2018

23 Jan 2018

Private health insurance policies must be easier to understand, so that patients know what they are covered for when they need treatment, AMA President Dr Michael Gannon says.

Published: 23 Jan 2018