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Feb 2012

Health Insurance in Australia: Can You Afford What You Need?

A public health care system is, in theory, ideal and admirable. This is especially true for countries wherein the public health care system works to cover the medical needs of all of its citizens, regardless of age, income bracket, or other personal ...

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Jan 2012

Health Insurance Comparison Australia: 2011 in Review

2011 was an important year in Australian health insurance news. There has been plenty of debate as to where the country is headed in terms of private health insurance, and the issues keep resurfacing as the country leaders strive to determine where t...

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Jan 2012

Medical Insurance Comparison: Elective Surgery Waiting Times

Health care is no joking matter. Every year, thousands of people around the world die because of unavailable or poor health services, when this is something that is preventable and should be of primary concern in governments everywhere. It is a basic...

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Jan 2012

5 Health Insurance Myths, Demystified

Though it is not compulsory in Australia to have private health insurance, a Medicare Levy may be imposed on those above a certain age without private hospital cover. Australians are better off financially to commence cover as early as possible, esp...

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Jan 2012

Know Your Health Insurance Rights

Australian healthcare is composed of a public system called Medicare facilitated by the federal government, and a private system provided by numerous insurance companies and private health funds. These two spheres provide enough options for anyone wi...

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Jan 2012

Health Insurance and Mental Health Issues

If you’re one of the 1 in 5 Australians who will experience mental health problems at some point in their lives, you’ll want to how your situation is likely to be treated by private health funds. As anyone who has suffered from mental health prob...

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Dec 2011

How The Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme May Help You

When it comes to health care costs and medical insurance comparison, there is more to think about than just doctor and hospital bills. For many people, especially those dealing with chronic conditions, prescription medication costs can quickly amount...

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Sep 2011

Health Insurance and Terminal Illness: What You Need to Know

Nearly 144,000 people die each year in Australia. Many of these people have terminal illnesses that cannot be cured by modern science. Palliative care can help patients with terminal illness by providing support and medication to improve the quality ...

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Sep 2011

Why You Need Health Insurance

There are many reasons individuals and families choose to purchase private health insurance. These reasons can include saving on taxes, as well as coverage for dental and optical treatments. The importance of health insurance can't be ignored; it is...

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Aug 2011

Comparing Health Insurance

Comparing private health insurance policies can seem a bit overwhelming at first, with a number of coverage options. There are 2 main forms of private insurance: hospital cover and ancillary, or general, cover. Combined coverage is also available. T...

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