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Holistic Approach to Health Supported by Australian Unity

Holistic Approach to Health Supported by Australian Unity

By on February 22, 2018 in Editor's Pick with 0 Comments

Australia risks an outdated, unsustainable health and ageing system in the not-too-distant future. But, according to a new report commissioned by BCCM member Australian Unity, we can avoid this if we start innovating now  




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Run the NHS and social care like John Lewis, says Frank Field

Run the NHS and social care like John Lewis, says Frank Field

By on December 6, 2016 in Editor's Pick with 0 Comments

In a piece in Friday’s edition of The Guardian, ex-Labour welfare minister, Frank Field, suggested that a new integrated service run on a mutual basis should be funded exclusively by national insurance contributions. “The NHS now has a unique place in the public’s affection,” Field said in a written submission to a House of Lords […]




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National Health Co-op eyes nationwide expansion

National Health Co-op eyes nationwide expansion

By on July 27, 2016 in Editor's Pick, News with 0 Comments

The National Health Co-op has announced plans for a national expansion, and experts say the business model could address some of the challenges facing Australia’s healthcare system. Founded in the ACT six years ago, the health co-op now has seven medical clinics (with another clinic opening in the coming weeks) in the territory, serving 10 per cent of […]




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National Health Co-op announce two new clinics for the ACT

National Health Co-op announce two new clinics for the ACT

By on December 4, 2015 in Editor's Pick, News with 0 Comments

Pictured at the announcement were: ACT Chief Minister, Andrew Barr MLA, Peter Carlin, CEO, Service One, Melina Morrison, CEO. BCCM and Adrian Watts, Managing Director, NHC Today, the National Health Co-op have announced two new clinics will be established in Macquarie and Higgins in the ACT. At the announcement this morning in Canberra, Adrian Watts, Managing Director at […]




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Australian Unity win bid for NSW Home Care service

Australian Unity win bid for NSW Home Care service

By on August 28, 2015 in Editor's Pick, Media Releases, News with 0 Comments

The NSW government has announced the sale of their Home Care service to mutual provider, Australian Unity, and the reinvestment of $100 million of sale proceeds in the national disability insurance scheme and related services. Commenting on the sale, chief executive of the BCCM, Melina Morrison recognised the important role of mutual providers in delivering […]




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New Member Owned Alliance in Health Insurance

New Member Owned Alliance in Health Insurance

By on February 9, 2015 in Editor's Pick, News with 0 Comments

Not-for-profit and mutual health funds make up more than a third of funds in the Australian health insurance market, and 15, representing 18 brands have joined forces to promote the mutual difference. Members Own Health Funds has been launched in the wake of the sale of Medibank Private last year, which removed that entity from […]




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National Health Co-op appoints new Managing Director

National Health Co-op appoints new Managing Director

By on January 12, 2015 in Editor's Pick, News with 0 Comments

The BCCM extends congratulations to Adrian Watts, the newly appointed Managing Director of the National Health Co-op. Adrian is a long-term board member and has previously held the position of Chairman of the Canberra-based co-operative. “Adrian’s passion for the health of our community, his energy and drive make him a great choice to lead our […]




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HCF profit up despite rebate cuts

HCF profit up despite rebate cuts

By on December 4, 2013 in Editor's Pick, News with 0 Comments

One of Australia’s biggest private health insurers, HCF, has rued the former government’s decision to slash rebates for private insurance but tipped increased revenue and membership numbers this financial year. Owned by its members, HCF increased membership and net profit in 2013, despite the ”less than supportive environment”. Health policy numbers grew by 4 per […]




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Teachers Health Fund CEO champions member ownership

Teachers Health Fund CEO champions member ownership

By on November 28, 2013 in Editor's Pick, News with 0 Comments

Teachers Health Fund CEO Brad Joyce has highlighted the the vital contribution of member-owned health funds to Australia after becoming Chairman of the Health Insurance Restricted and Regional Membership Association of Australia. Mr Joyce, an association board member for the past eight years, said his focus will be on “highlighting the vital contribution member-owned health […]




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BCCM hosts national round table on public service mutuals

By on November 19, 2013 in News with 0 Comments

This week, 18 November 2013, the BCCM hosted a national roundtable at the Press Club, Canberra, on Public Sector Reform: The Roles for Co-operatives and Mutuals. More than 40 representatives from aged care, disability and housing sectors as well as government, policy and research advisors gathered to discuss the use of mutual models in the […]




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