Author Archives: Luke Slawomirski

About Luke Slawomirski

Health economist, policy wonk. @LukeSlawomirski on Twitter

Some thoughts on fixing the Australian health system

This is an edited version of an article that first appeared in Crikey on 3 June 2022. As I see it, the four most pressing challenges for the new Minister for health and ageing concern: 1. promoting health (not just … Continue reading

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What is managed care and can it help fix the Australian private health sector?

This is an edited version of a piece published in Crikey on 2 July 2021.  It looks like Australian health funds will get more say in how care is delivered in the future if the ACCC’s draft decision giving health fund Nib … Continue reading

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Vaccine delay: is Australia accidentally doing the right thing?

The federal government has overpromised and underdelivered on the COVID-19 vaccine. It deserves to be criticised for that. But delaying immunisation means that Australia may — albeit inadvertently — be doing the right thing. Vaccine nationalism was always to be expected … Continue reading

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