- Why politicians care about your health − really!
- Why somebody, somewhere, always has to pay
- You want many things when you’re healthy, but when you’re not….
“Nobody knew health care could be so complicated” proclaimed President Trump. (Except Obama and any person who ever bought health insurance.) “It’s unbelievably complex,” Trump added.
Whether in the USA or Australia, healthcare is hard!
But why is healthcare (i.e. the organised provision of medical care to individuals) so complex? What makes healthcare so hard?
To find out I interviewed, Andrew Wiltshire, SeniorDirector of Corporate Affairs for Medtronic (ANZ). He’s a healthcare lobbyist in a global role. He deals with politicians and government all the time. (listen to him here on the AmCham podcast: Why Healthcare is so Hard)
He gave me 10 Good Reasons why healthcare is hard. Continue reading
During US Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to Australia last weekend, he met with chief executives of Westfield, Macquarie Group, Lendlease and Austal. After the meeting Pence said, “Rest assured, our tax reform will make the strongest economy in the world stronger still, and it will benefit the American people, American workers, and it will benefit the economy of Australia.”
Mike Pence, centre, attends a business listening session with Australian and US companies. AP
From 1 July 2017, screening requirements for air cargo to the United States (US) will change. These requirements have been imposed on airlines by the US Government. The Australian Government is working with businesses to help them comply with the US requirements, ensure readiness and reduce red tape while enabling a smooth transition.
On 22 October 2016, in historic Gettysburg, PA, Donald J. Trump presented a game-changing plan for his first 100 days in office. This revolutionary “Contract with the American Voter” set out to ensure that America’s economy is revitalized and citizens are protected.
The words “trade facilitation” and “World Trade Organization” normally make people’s eyes glaze over. But if you are an importer, exporter or someone involved in the logistics sector, there is value for you in the latest developments. Continue reading
US business executives are backing a study of American investment in Australia to help draw attention to the strength of US-Australia ties after years of focus on Australia’s growing links with China.
The American Chamber of Commerce in Australia and the US Studies Centre in Sydney yesterday announced plans for a research project to look at investment flows between Australia and the US.
Launching the study in Sydney yesterday, AmCham chief executive Niels Marquardt said two-way investment between Australia and the US was “the strongest and most enduring one this country has”. Continue reading
100 days after Donald J Trump was elected the 45th President of the United States, everyone is looking to the White House to see just how successfully he has kept his promises. Throughout his presidential campaign, Trump guaranteed to “make America great again”, and now he has been working tirelessly to implement an ‘America First’ focus into his policies. But just how successful has he been in making his ambitious agenda a reality? Continue reading
AmCham’s relationship with Austrade is poised to enter a new phase following the appointment of David Landers as General Manager for Austrade’s newly formed Division covering the Americas, Europe, Russia, Central Asia, Middle East, Africa and Pacific.
Austrade and AmCham have a long association of cooperation, but following other recent changes at Austrade that included an expansion of its US network, Landers has identified several areas where he believes our two organisations could take the relationship to the next level and work more closely to benefit business in both countries. Continue reading