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September 26, 2003

City slickers clean up on health

Richard Denniss of the Australia Institute ( has looked at private health insurance across Australia and found that "the 30 per cent private health insurance rebate results in a disproportionate amount of government health expenditure being channelled into capital cities despite the poorer health services and outcomes in regional areas." The paper, "Health spending in the bush: an analysis of the geographic distribution of the private health insurance rebate", is based on unpublished ABS data and can be found at Posted by belinda at September 26, 2003 12:21 PM
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