You might have heard about some of the Federal Government’s proposals around health, such as introducing a GP co-payment.

In September 2014, we wrote to the Senate Committee that has been looking into these proposals to raise our concerns. In February 2015, the Senate Committee invited us to go to a hearing to talk further about how some of the health proposals might impact mental health consumers. Some of the issues discussed at the hearing include:

  • How the GP co-payment might impact mental health consumers
  • How the transition from Medicare Locals to Primary Health Networks would affect the Partners in Recovery program
  • How the open tender process for Primary Health Networks to private for-profit healthcare providers might impact mental health consumers

We would like to thank everyone who participated in our survey about the Federal Budget last year – and everyone who has engaged with us in other ways. Your input has really helped inform our advocacy work around these important issues.

Click on these links for information about the Senate Select Committee on HealthBEING’s submission, our supplementary submission, and a transcript of the hearing BEING attended.

 

Check out more of BEING’s submissions here.

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