Making Medicare

Making Medicare

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Since the 1980s, Australians have had a system of universal health care that we largely take for granted. But the road there wasna€™t easy. Making Medicare is a comprehensive account of the Australiaa€™s long, tortuous and unconventional path towards universal health care a€“ as it was established, abolished and introduced again a€“ and of the reforms that brought it into being. With its detailed investigation of the policy debates that have determined the shape of health care in Australia, this book is the most thorough survey of Medicarea€™s history published to date. But it is not just about the past. The authors offer a timely overview of further reforms needed to address the challenges facing our health care system: new technologies, the ageing population and the rising tide of chronic disease.The AMA also quoted a survey of GPs, showing that only 4 per cent supported the scheme a€” although the survey was confined to AMA ... Some were worried about its single disease focus, which ignored the multiple co-morbidities that complicate diabetes, and others were ... to extend dental coverage shows that most innovations will be at the margins, targeted at particularly disadvantaged groups.

Title:Making Medicare
Author:Anne-Marie Boxall, James Gillespie
Publisher:UNSW Press - 2013-09-01


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