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Richard Bowden speaks to The Australian

Bupa's chief Richard Bowden talks reform and affordability in his first major interview since taking the job in January.

The Australian, June 7, 2017

By Sarah-Jane Tasker Picture: David Geraghty

The head of Australia’s largest private health insurer, Richard Bowden, warns short-term thinking on healthcare policy and a lack of bipartisan support could stifle much-needed sector reform.

Mr Bowden, who returned to the top job at Bupa’s Australian and New Zealand arm earlier this year, said while he talked to ­government about both long and short-term objectives, unfortunately the political focus was often pulled back to the short term.

“We need a 10-year, or longer, view and you need a bipartisan view on healthcare in a country like Australia,” he said.

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/companies/bupas-richard-bowden-urges-longterm-view-for-healthcare-reform/news-story/7a381a02ab4caceed1121efe497d6ac3

 

“We need a 10-year, or longer, view and you need a bipartisan view on healthcare in a country like Australia,” he said.
Richard Bowden
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