Labor's 2% cap on private health insurance premium rises won't fix affordability

ANALYSIS


This week, Opposition Leader Bill Shorten announced a new private health insurance policy the Labor Party will take to the next election. First, Labor will get the Productivity Commission to conduct a full review of the private health insurance system. Second, and more controversially, Shorten promised a short-term 2% cap on premium increases for two years.

The promised cap is in response to

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