Impact on fees of privatising Medibank Private

Apr 8, 2014

Q. Do you think the sale of Medibank Private will cause an increase or decrease in health insurance fees or will it make no difference?

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

Total increase

61%

77%

48%

68%

64%

Total decrease

3%

2%

3%

5%

2%

Fees will increase a lot

36%

55%

21%

30%

36%

Fees will increase a little

25%

22%

27%

38%

28%

Will make no difference to fees

19%

7%

36%

10%

21%

Fees will decrease a little

2%

2%

2%

4%

1%

Fees will decrease a lot

1%

*

1%

1%

1%

Don’t know

17%

14%

15%

17%

13%

61% of respondents think that the sale of Medibank Private will cause an increase in health insurance fees, 19% think it will make no difference and 3% think fees will decrease.

Those most likely to think fees will increase were Labor voters (77%), Greens voters (68%), aged 45-64 (66%) and people on incomes under $600pw (69%).