U-turn: Govt reviews ban on rebates for 'quackery'

Health minister Greg Hunt says 'additional evidence' has come to light

The ban on private health funds offering rebates for 'quackery' could soon be overturned, with the Federal Government announcing a review less than a week after introducing the policy.


Under new rules brought in last Monday, health insurance companies are no longer allowed to offer so-called natural therapies to their members.

The restriction affects 20 therapies, including Pilates, reflexology yoga, rolfing, shiatsu, Buteyko and Feldenkrais (see below for the Australian Doctor guide).

Part of a package intended to drive down