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A number of significant changes to private health insurance have been proposed. From April 2019, all private health policies will need to offer the same cover across four bands of insurance, Basic, Bronze, Silver and Gold. It is proposed that the treatment of spinal conditions be split across Silver and Gold cover. That will leave spinal fusion (and disc replacement) only available to those with Gold cover.
Our surgeons Assoc Prof Matthew Scott-Young and Assist Prof Laurence McEntee are joining concerned doctors across Australia to raise awareness about the proposed changes.
For a great story on A Current Affair about real impacts on real people from changes to spine surgery under private health cover reforms, click here. We encourage all our patients to get informed and get involved to ensure private health cover stays affordable for spinal surgery.