Trade in services leak signals new risks to health services

February 5, 2015: A leaked discussion paper from secret negotiations for a Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) proposes wide ranging changes to national public health systems to allow the promotion of private health tourism services. This would be profitable for private health insurers, but would lead to the Americanisation and privatisation of Australia’s health-care services, says the New South Wales Nurses and Midwives’ Association