Did you know that from 1st April 2019, you will no longer be able to claim private health insurance rebates on Naturopathy, Herbal Medicine and 15 other natural medicine modalities?
Despite a wealth of scientific research on natural medicines published in peer-reviewed journals, the Government’s ‘Review of the Australian Government Rebate on Private Health Insurance for Natural Therapies’ concluded that there is “no clear evidence demonstrating the effectiveness” of 17 widely used natural therapies, including Naturopathy and Herbal Medicine.
The Review’s findings have been used to justify removing private health fund rebates for widely used natural therapies.
When zero published scientific papers on Naturopathy and Herbal Medicine were actually reviewed in reaching this conclusion, how can we trust this conclusion was based on sound scientific principles?
What can you do? If you too would like to see these natural medicine rebates saved, now is your chance. Have your say by clicking the link below to email your personalised message to Health Minister Hunt, your state Liberal National Party Senators and your local Federal Member if you reside in a Liberal National Party seat.
Maintaining these private health rebates will benefit around 20,000 small businesses in the natural medicine profession and continue to encourage more of the population to utilise this preventive health care model, thus reducing the strain on the overburdened public health system.
Health Minister Greg Hunt has the power to change the Business Rules to allow insurers to continue to offer rebates for these services.
Please share the below link far and wide, https://www.yourhealthyourchoice.com.au/save-rebates/