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Young people dropping private health hurts insurers most, not public hospitals

  • Written by Stephen Duckett, Director, Health Program, Grattan Institute
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Young Australians are abandoning private health insurance in droves. And the overall decline in the percentage of the population with private coverage is continuing.

New data for the three months to the end of 2019, released yesterday by the private health insurance regulator, show that compared with the same time a year ago, 44,000...

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