Times, they are a-changin

Anne Cahill Lambert AM 1

1 Chair, ACT Remuneration Tribunal


Bob Dylan released this song in 1964 and Anne Cahill Lambert sometimes wonders if the health system is still stuck in 1964.  While the technology has leapt ahead, especially in telehealth matters, nevertheless it is still difficult for rural, regional and remote consumers to get the care they need within their own setting.  Is this because of the governance of the health system, particularly through the fee for service model, or are there other problems that make things difficult for consumers?