The Future of Healthcare Financing – Workshop 1

Healthcare systems are in crisis globally. Challenges such as aging, chronicity, rising costs of technology, affordable access to public healthcare, and shortages of workforce have been aggravated by the recent pandemic. Despite the adoption by Governments of targeted interventions to address this critical conjuncture, it is becoming increasingly evident that these challenges call for structural reform. VheP’s new series of seminars/webinars aims at promoting debate and discussion on contemporary work and research conducted locally and globally to inform reform and policy making.

We invite you to attend our 1st event on the 25th August, 2023 at 10:00am (Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra time), entitled The Empirics of Government Behaviour, Offsets to Public Hospital Costs, and Risk Adjusted Subsidies in Australia”.

This session will focus on ongoing consultation on the recently released reports developed by Finity Australia and international academic panel for the Department of Health and Aged Care (see reports here & here). These studies aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of the regulatory settings in place in Private Health Insurance (PHI) in Australia, PHI interface with the public systemin in an effort to develop evidence-based reform options to improve the sustainability, affordability, value and contribution of PHI to the Australian healthcare system.

The session features: Professor Jennifer Milam (PVC and Director of CIFAL-Newcastle) who will provide opening remarks, Professor Thomas McGuire (Harvard Medical School, USA), Josefa Henriquez and Professor Francesco Paolucci (University of Newcastle; University of Bologna). After the presentations there will be a panel discussion with Dr Katharine Bassett (Australian National University), Dr Lukas Kauer (University of Luzern, Switzerland), Professor Alex Robson (Deputy Chair, Productivity Commission of the Australian Government), and Mr Hannes Boshoff (Chief Actuary at HBF Health).


This is a hybrid event: join us face to face in room X-601 (NUspace) or register to get the Zoom link: