Healthcare austerity: can there be winners?

Market insights

Wednesday 01 October 2014

The healthcare sector continues to generate headlines as governments globally seek to manage the increasing healthcare demands from their aging populations. In Australia the Government has shown a clear intention to reduce the level of national healthcare spend, introducing a raft of legislation in the May 2014 budget aimed at reducing surplus spend or incentivising the private sector to take up the slack. This MIM Insight aims to investigate whether there are healthcare businesses that can grow earnings while the Government is on the funding warpath. We begin with a background on healthcare in Australia, a look at the Governments recent behaviour and finally, we suggest some companies that could potentially thrive in this kind of environment.

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