Insurers won’t run PHNs

Health Minister Sussan Ley (pictured) on Saturday announced the successful tenderers for 28 of the 31 PHNs, which are to replace Labor’s 60 Medicare Locals as of 1 July.

Ms Ley’s media release said many of the successful PHNs were “consortiums harnessing the best skills and knowledge from a range of sources, including allied health providers, universities, private health insurers and some of the more successful former Medicare Locals”.

Adding to the impression that the insurers had managed something of a