Socio-Economic Disparities in American Healthcare Spending: The Role of Public vs Private Insurance

An equitable healthcare system, where each patient receives equal treatment regardless of socio-economic status (SES) is an important public policy goal. A key question is… Read More ›

Budget Forum 2017: Federal Budget Is Politically Pragmatic But Economically Risky

The 2017-18 federal budget delivered this week was politically pragmatic and clever (not tricky), but economically risky. It looks as though Malcolm Turnbull and his… Read More ›

Introducing a GP Copayment in Australia: Who Would Carry the Cost Burden?

Following the abandonment of a string of controversial copayment policy proposals (i.e., the ‘$7 copayment’ and its equally ill-fated successors), medical stakeholders have maintained strong… Read More ›