Don’t outsource NDIS to Medibank

The warning came as Health Minister Peter Dutton suggested the privatisation of Medibank Private to help push down premiums.

Last month Treasurer Joe Hockey was quoted saying he was considering tendering out some parts of the independently managed NDIS to Medibank Private to avoid the creation of another bureaucracy.

But AMA president Dr Steve Hambleton warned Medibank may struggle to fulfil the brief, given the AMA’s concerns about Medibank’s existing $1.3 billion Commonwealth contract providing health services for the Australian

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