Hi, I am Dr Philip Morris.
I am president of the National Association of Practising Psychiatrists.
Australia is facing the imposition of United States style managed health care.
This is not good for doctors, and it is definitely not good for patients.
US-style managed care threatens the independence of doctors; the independence to make clinical decisions in the best
interests of their patients.
US-style managed care threatens the value of private health insurance by making it harder for patients:
To chose their doctor,
To chose their hospital,
To access the most effective treatments and prostheses, and
To have the most convenient and timely health care.
US-style managed care has no place in the Australian health care system.
We will spare no effort in fighting against managed care getting a foothold in Australia.
We hope you will join us.
Dr Philip Morris AM