Stop the Federal Government from removing Natural Therapies
from private health insurance

prevention better than cure

The Australian Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt announced on the 13th October 2017 that from 2019 private health insurance will no longer cover the following natural therapies:

Naturopathy, Herbalism, Homeopathy as well as Alexander Technique, Aromatherapy, Bowen Therapy, Buteyko, Feldenkrais, Iridology, Kinesiology, Pilates, Reflexology, Rolfing, Shiatsu, Tai Chi and Yoga

Naturopathy, Herbalism (Western Herbal Medicine) and Homeopathy have been part of private health insurance extras cover since early 2000 and the other natural therapies have been added to extras cover in more recent times.

As many as 55% Australians use natural therapies as part of their primary healthcare and extras cover under private health insurance. The focus of natural therapies is preventative healthcare and improving and maintenance of wellness.

This focus results in many Australians healthcare cost not impacting on the government health budget and health system.

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