Little co-payment research, Senate told

Asked during yesterday’s Senate Select Committee on Health if the health department had conducted any of its own research on the policy’s impact, acting deputy secretary Andrew Stuart answered: “Not specifically”. 

In a final session of the committee, in which Labor Senator Doug Cameron and Greens Senator Richard Di Natale probed officials from health, treasury and finance, Mr Stuart added that the department had chiefly relied on international research that was “quite old” and “very equivocal”, and &ldquo

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