Both Prof Ian Hickie (Brain and Mind Institute) and Paul Gross from a Health Finance and Technology Organisation think the reforms, as presented, are pretty messy and not well framed.
Paul Gross says the lack of an e-Health plan is just inexplicable.
Read extra information and see video and transcripts later tonight here:
This impasse is really a testament to a stupid drip feed of information and shows substantial policy weakness on the part of all those involved in my view!
As of 8.00 pm the reports are not good.
COAG health talks remain deadlockedMonday, April 19, 2010 » 08:01pm
The meeting between Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and the premiers on a new health plan has broken up for the day and the talks remain deadlocked.
The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) meeting will resume on Tuesday.
West Australian Premier Colin Barnett says they still haven't gotten to the issue of the GST or pool funding.
Mr Rudd is proposing the commonwealth would claw back about 30 per cent of states' GST revenue and, in return, the federal government would take control of 60 per cent of hospital funding.
The GST is a no-go zone for Victoria, Western Australia and NSW.