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Australian doctors attack health reforms

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6927.495a (Published 19 February 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:495
  1. C Zinn

    The Australian Medical Association (AMA) has stepped up its attack on the federal government's proposed health reforms, claiming that they will reduce the level of private health cover. The AMA's discussion paper, Right Problem - Wrong Answer, says that the Labor party's working party is considering reforms akin to the American system of managed care, in which 30 percent of insurance premiums are swallowed up by administrative costs.

    The package of changes from the health minister, Senator Graham Richardson, are designed to increase …

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