Sunday, December 16, 2018
I Am Going To Make Four Courageous Predictions And One Assumption Regarding 2019 And The #myHealthRecord. It Is My Belief They Will Be Bankable Very Soon!
The assumption is that Labor forms the next Federal Government. With the polls looking the way they are I reckon I am on pretty safe ground.
By Aaron Patrick Updated 10 Dec 2018 — 9:11 AM, first published at 8:06 AM
The federal Coalition trails the Labor Opposition 45 to 55 per cent in the latest Newspoll, a big and consistent gap that suggests the removal of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull cost the government half a million votes.
Before the week that toppled Australia's twenty-ninth prime minister, the Coalition's support on a two-party preferred basis was 49 per cent, according to a Newspoll published Monday morning.
In the eight Newspolls since, Coalition support has averaged 45.25 per cent, a difference of 534,825 votes based on the 14.2 million votes cast in the 2016 House of Representatives election.
Lots more here:
It looks like London to a brick on to me!
This will, almost inevitably lead to Ms King being Health Minister
14 Dec 2018 — 11:00 PM
Catherine King, Health and Medicare
Age: 52, Member for Ballarat, Victoria
After Tanya Plibersek and Penny Wong, King is one of the most senior women within Labor's caucus and is on track to become health minister. Part of the Left faction, she was the only Labor candidate to win a new seat in John Howard's 2001 Tampa election victory and has built a strong personal following in Ballarat since. She publicly supported Anthony Albanese over Shorten in the 2013 leadership vote. She is viewed as one of the quiet achievers on the Opposition frontbench, but some in Labor criticised King's performance in the lead-up to the 2013 federal election – despite the party's success in nearly defeating Malcolm Turnbull with its bitter "Mediscare" campaign. The former social worker and management consultant is respected in the health community and helps reinforce Labor's natural advantage in the policy area. Tom McIlroy
Here is the link:
28 November 2018
After its victory over the My Health Record legislation, federal Labor shows no sign of letting up on health as a pain point for the government.
The MHR amendments were rubber-stamped on Monday, after a battle in the Senate in which the government was forced to accept demands for stricter safeguards and tougher penalties for privacy breaches.
However, Labor’s health spokesperson Catherine King is maintaining a call for the Privacy Commissioner to conduct a review of the security settings available to patients who choose to keep a My Health Record.
The opposition party says the review is needed to ensure “an appropriate balance between utility for clinicians, patients and others such as carers, and privacy and security for individuals”.
Pressure is mounting for Health Minister Greg Hunt to suspend the government's My Health Record roll-out, with Labor to move a motion in the Senate on Wednesday extending the opt-out period beyond the Thursday deadline.
"We will seek crossbench support to amend the government’s legislation to extend the opt-out period for a further 12 months – in line with a key recommendation of the recent Senate inquiry," opposition health spokeswoman Catherine King said.
About 17 million Australians will be automatically enrolled in the e-health system if they do not opt out by Thursday.
Mr Hunt has refused to further extend the opt-out deadline, after already giving Australians an extra month to decide.
These make it clear what the Labor view on what has gone on so far.
So my predictions are:
1. With the ANAO conducting an Audit of how the #myHealthRecord program has been conducted we are going to see increasing staff turnover and loss at the ADHA.
2. The Chair ( + Board) and CEO will try to last till February after Opt-Out starts and then pretty soon thereafter claim victory and move on to greener pastures.
3. As soon as Ms King is in place as Health Minister she will pause the program for a detailed review and to await the Auditor-General report in October. If the CEO and Chair ( + Board) are still in place they will be out at this point.
4. The A-G will be quite critical of what has gone on and will suggest either major investment or care and maintenance of the system with a reversion to opt-in in either case.
No doubt 2019 will be a major year for the System and Program.
What do you see in your crystal ball?
Posted by Dr David G More MB PhD at Sunday, December 16, 2018