Why public and private health insurance should be integrated

Francesco Paolucci, Murdoch University and Manuel García-Goñi, Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Health Minister Sussan Ley is considering applications from private health insurers to increase premiums by 6-7% in 2016, four times higher than the rate of inflation. Rising premiums and better value for consumers are on the agenda at Ley’s private health insurance reform consultations this month.