Tech & Science Private health insurance is 'a campaign of misrepresentation'

01:00  18 november  2019
01:00  18 november  2019 Source:   skynews.com.au

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Medical Technology Association of Australia CEO Ian Burgess says private health insurance is “a campaign of misrepresentation” and is “purely for the purposes of trying to get another round of premium increases”.

Mr Burgess said “it’s not a good look” that the ‘big three’ are increasing their rates and blaming inflated medical device costs for raising prices, leaving “people questioning the value of their private health insurance”.

Medical Technology Association of Australia have claimed the overall cost of medical devices to private health insurers has actually gone backwards.

“We need to make sure that those increases this year are less than three per cent and that insurers are held to account,” he said.

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