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ANTA Meets with Chief Policy Advisor
regarding National Health Insurance Reforms

Further to our recent meeting with the Minister for Health, ANTA has had a follow up meeting with the Principal Advisor to the Minister for Health to discuss the recent announcement regarding removal of natural therapies from private health insurance products. A range of issues relating to the removal of natural therapies were discussed and some key points discussed are below:.

ANTA again put forward the arguments previously discussed with the Minister for Health and the Principal Advisor noted the points raised.

The Principal Advisor agreed with ANTA's position that Statutory Registration is a very important component of ongoing cover of natural therapies under private health insurance. The Principal Advisor noted and reiterated that Chinese Medicine was not included in the natural therapy review and was not considered for removal from private health insurance products because it is registered under the NRAS.

The Principal Advisor advised that ANTA should keep statutory registration as a key focus in the private health insurance discussions and to also keep natural therapies and registration in front of government and moving the profession forward.

ANTA is planning to have further contact with the Principal Advisor on this issue and will keep members informed of any developments.

We will keep ANTA members updated on this important issue as developments occur.
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