MTAA welcomes re-appointment of Greg Hunt as Health Minister

MTAA (Medical Technology Association of Australia) has congratulated the Hon Greg Hunt MP on his re-appointment to the role of Health Minister.

“We welcome the re-appointment of Minister Hunt to the crucial portfolio of Health and look forward to continuing to work with him to ensure that Australians have access to the best possible medical technology,” said Ian Burgess, CEO of the Medical Technology Association of Australia (MTAA) today.

“We acknowledge Mr Hunt’s commitment to the medical devices industry to continue to honour the Agreement signed with the sector in 2017,” Mr Burgess said.

The Agreement, signed in October 2017, will save private health insurers $1.1 billion in payments for medical devices over the next four years, and helped deliver the lowest private health premium increase in 18 years in December 2018.

A key part of the Agreement was the undertaking by Government to accelerate the process of listing non-implantable medical devices on the Prostheses List, to allow more Australians access to cutting edge technology. 

“We also welcome the re-appointment of the Hon Karen Andrews to the role of Industry, Science and Technology,” Mr Burgess concluded.