Plan to get rid of junk hospital insurance

Junk private health insurance policies would be excluded from taxpayer rebates under a plan to overhaul the industry.

The MyCover proposal has been handed to the Federal Government by the Consumers Health Forum and would establish nationally standardised hospital policies allowing consumers to compare prices and understand what they're covered for.

Packages would be tailored to different life stages and only MyCover packages would attract the government's insurance rebate.

The MyCover plan also