There is no certainty that the new finance arrangements will reduce inequalities in access to care
After a prolonged gestation, we are now witnessing the somewhat protracted birth of the Rudd Government’s health reform plan. To date, only the head of the new scheme has come into view.1 For those who remain anxious about the overall health of the infant, and indeed whether it has all of its necessary parts, we have been provided with an attractive slogan — “funded nationally and run locally” — rather than a clear blueprint for action.
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