2013 Predictions: Dr Arn Sprogis, Chair, Australian Medicare Local Alliance

“Everyone’s been muttering about it and vaguely talking about it, but we’re going to see the real beginning of that next year, and that will change the way health care is delivered as communities begin to get a bigger say in what they want for their regions.

“Governments, both state and Commonwealth, are going to be taken by surprise by the identification of lack of equity and the disparity in the level of health care. That’s a sleeper that’s going to awaken.

“People are going to have to