Health Minister Greg Hunt has launched a fresh review of private health insurance that aims to reduce premiums and reverse declining membership, which experts warn risks pushing out wait times in the public system. The minister is looking for savings and wants stakeholders to come to him with suggestions, having already cut the cost of prosthetic devices such as hip and knee replacements. Health Minister Greg Hunt has launched the next phase of his plan to reduce health insurance premiums. Credit:Alex Ellinghausen "I’ve already been meeting with private hospitals, insurers and medical leaders on the next stage in terms of private health insurance reforms," Mr Hunt said. "My goal is to continue to reduce the pressure on health insurance costs, but also to increase the value proposition," he said. "You can only do it by actually taking out cost drivers." Mr Hunt told reporters on Tuesday that stakeholders have […]