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Should health status come into play when calculating premiums?

Should health status come into play when calculating premiums?

A recent online survey revealed that two in three Australians think that smokers should pay higher health insurance premiums than non-smokers. It’s a tricky issue. At Westfund, we simply want everyone to lead healthier lives no matter what their lifestyle choices. But there is no hiding from the fact that the health implications of smoking… 

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Who will stand up for private health insurance in Australia?

Who will stand up for private health insurance in Australia?

Cuts to middle class welfare are pretty palatable in Australian politics. They allow governments to balance their books while also showing they are after a fair go for working families. But when these cuts start to have a negative impact on people in a way that undermines the public health system in Australia – and… 

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