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    Trevor Kerr

    Article in WSJ (A Simple Health-Care Fix Fizzles Out) suggests megabucks could be taken away from Medicare funding of coronary stenting and applied to mental health.

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    gerard

    With the expected run on our health services due to obesity in our children we might be wise to look at improving our dietary habits. The density of McDonalds per capita makes Australia 4th highest in the world.
    It gets worse, as per % of GDP we are the second highest with our take away habits including of Maccas.

    The obesity crisis is further enhanced by school and sporting venues still allowed to sell rubbish food to our children. This I find amazing!

    In Finland all school kids get at least one decent meal at school. Here we sell them sausage rolls and sugar slushies. We cannot hope to keep pace with our future health needs without tackling eating good food and excercise for our children first, instead of allowing our children being groomed towards suffering from diabetes 2 in increasing numbers.

    Smoking Kills.
    Fat, sugar and salt laden foods kills.

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    William

    ‘Article in WSJ (A Simple Health-Care Fix Fizzles Out) suggests megabucks could be taken away from Medicare funding of coronary stenting and applied to mental health’

    No it doesn’t…the WSJ article is about the USA.

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    Peter Lake

    Needs based regional fund holding is the single change by which Rudd could achieve health reform – bypassing the states so Canberra & the fund holders can take responsibility for running the health system. But the question is how could this be introduced – not by dropping in another bureaucratic layer which would just be eliminated by the next Coalition government. The egg needs scrambling so changes can’t be undone.
    I suggest the following process
    1)With agreement of the states, federal government makes relevant state health bureaucrats an offer they can’t refuse – to become federal public servants overnight on improved salaries & entitlements, in effect transforming them into regional fund holding teams. The officers concerned would be those already involved running hospitals & health services for the states at local & regional levels – similar activities, but a different master with few additional staff required. This would leave the states with some face-saving residual functions such as health promotion, public health and communicable disease control, free of the headaches & expense of running public hospitals.
    2)To finalize this cultural change, the new teams could be relocated into the regions over a 12 month period

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