The health policy that dare not speak its name?

The first Health Care Homes have launched, and the government is silent.

ANALYSIS


The biggest reform since the creation of Medicare (allegedly) began this week — and yet the healthcare revolution seems to warrant no mention by federal Health Minister Greg Hunt.

Health Care Home

On Monday, doors opened at the first 22 Health Care Homes officially tasked with registering chronic disease patients in return for lump-sum payments to coordinate and manage their care.

It has been pitched by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull as a revolution (at least, he was saying that last year when the policy was announced).

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