2GB interview with Steve Price

E&OE…             Topics: Private Health Insurance.   STEVE PRICE: A lot of debate, and a lot of it centres around the fact that youngsters are not signing up to private health insurance.   Well, the Federal Health Minister has ruled out, as I just mentioned, the scrapping of Medicare.   It was used as a…

Doorstop – Canberra

E&OE…                       Topics: AMA Informed Financial Consent Guide; Medicare rebate; fee transparency website   TONY BARTONE: Welcome everyone. Thank you for being here this morning and good morning.   Thank you to Minister Hunt for launching our Informed Financial Consent – a collaboration between doctors and patients (inaudible) today.   Today’s announcement is all about…

Doorstop – Melbourne

E&OE…                       Topics: Infants with Cystic Fibrosis to breathe easier with new PBS listing; Temporary Exclusion Orders Bill; Newstart allowance.   DAVID ARMSTRONG: Good morning everybody. Welcome to Monash Children’s Hospital. I’m David Armstrong, Head of the Paediatric CF Service.   It’s my pleasure to welcome Nettie Burke the CEO of Cystic Fibrosis Australia, the…

$21 million for dementia research

The Morrison Government will provide $21 million for 13 research projects that will focus on risk reduction, prevention and tracking of dementia, Australia’s second leading cause of death.   This brings the total investment under the National Health and Medical Research Council’s (NHMRC) Boosting Dementia Research Grant scheme to $200 million.   Two dementia research…