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Modelling Australia's private health insurance industry

Manners, Philip


This paper outlines a model of the Australian private health insurance industry embedded within Australia’s broader health services structure. The model is used to examine issues such as adverse selection and risk differentiation, and policies such as Lifetime Health Cover, the Medicare Levy Surcharge and the 30% rebate. This analysis gives rise to conclusions regarding future policy development. First, private health insurance cannot be considered outside the broader health framework. Second,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health (NCEPH)
Type: Working/Technical Paper
Access Rights: Open Access


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