Private Healthcare Australia’s Chief Executive Dr Rachel David said the reappointment of Greg Hunt as Health Minister demonstrated the Morrison Government’s commitment to continuing health care reform and maintaining balance in Australia’s mixed public – private health system.

“The experience that Minster Hunt brings to the role will ensure the smooth ongoing implementation of reform measures to improve access and affordability to health care for consumers.

“Since Minister Hunt took on the role in January 2017, the health sector has developed and implemented a range of reforms which have delivered among many other significant achievements, the lowest average PHI premium increase in 18 years.

Keeping private health insurance sustainable is crucial for Australia’s mixed public private healthcare system as PHI reduces pressure on public hospitals.