Rise in health in­surance

Townsville Bulletin - - National Snapshot -

ACT

ALL pri­vate health in­sur­ers have now won ap­proval to raise their pre­mi­ums. Aus­tralian Unity’s ini­tial price rise was knocked back on Fri­day last week. But fed­eral Health Min­is­ter Ni­cola Roxon has since given the in­surer the goa­head to raise its pre­mi­ums by 4.91 per cent. This makes it the 35th and fi­nal in­surer to have its in­crease ap­proved. From April 1, av­er­age health in­surance costs will rise by 5.56 per cent.

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