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Tap and gone: Outsourcing Medicare (ABC Interview)

Will outsourcing Medicare payments lead to privatisation? Phillip Adams of ABC’s Late Night Live asks just this of Margaret Faux – as US outsourcing firm, Accenture, rumours to be interested in tendering for Medicare’s payment systems.

‘Healthy is the new wealthy’ is one of the claims of Accenture and ‘Tap and pay’ the motto for the federal government as it plans to modernise Medicare’s archaic processing system. Phillip discusses this and the thoughts that ‘with health data more valuable than iron ore in 2016, outsourcing critics see going to market as the beginning of privatisation for the public health insurance system in Australia’.

Listen to the full discussion on ABC ‘Late Night Live’ with Phillip Adams and Margaret Faux here


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