Labor will feature Medicare at the heart of its election campaign. It will test how far the Coalition has been able to inoculate itself against a patchy record on universal healthcare, writes Jim Gillespie.
Labor is defending its multi-billion-dollar pledge to provide free consultations to cancer patients after criticisms about how much it will help with patients' costs, with the Coalition slamming it as an "irresponsible hoax".
Textured breast implants linked to a rare cancer will continue to be available to Australian women having surgery, despite a crackdown on similar products by regulators in France and Canada.
The Health Minister is correct that the rate of bulk-billing is up — but experts said that does not necessarily mean fewer patients are facing out-of-pocket costs. RMIT ABC Fact Check investigates.
The Victorian workplace regulator is paying for 100 workers exposed to the toxic chemical PFAS while working in the gas industry in eastern Victoria.
Australians with medical implants could soon have their devices tracked with a barcode system and smartphone apps under a new plan health authorities are calling the biggest shake-up in patient safety in 30 years.
From July 1, Australians will be able to claim a higher rebate when they visit GP — irrespective of who wins the federal election. But will increasing rebates lead to cheaper doctor visits?