Way back in 2017, the Australian government announced a range of changes
focused on stemming the rising costs of private health care in Australia.
Some of these changes have already come into effect, such as increased access for those in need of mental health services and new powers for the ombudsman. However, the bulk of the major changes come into play from 2019 onwards. These include:
- The removal of coverage for some natural therapies
- Improved access to mental health services
- Discounted premiums for people aged between 18 and 29
- Simplified hospital product tiers
As mentioned above, there are a range of changes coming to the private health insurance sector in Australia. Below, you can find out more about the changes and how they'll affect both the treatment you'll receive and your hip pocket.
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