Dr Michael Gannon says the government’s proposals to reduce pressure on premiums will only benefit insurers

The head of the Australian Medical Association, Dr Michael Gannon, has said he will need to have “a lot more conversations” with the health minister, Greg Hunt, over private health insurance reforms, rejecting every option proposed by the government to slow rising premiums.

Responding to the government’s paper titled, Options to reduce pressure on private health insurance premiums by addressing the growth in private patients in public hospitals, the association flagged concern that only the insurers would benefit.

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