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The Medicare Rebate Freeze: How To Avoid Increasing Out-Of-Pocket Fees

Too many Australians are putting off seeking health care because it’s too expensive.

The ‘gap’ continues to grow in Australian healthcare, making Australians pay higher out-of-pocket fees, year after year.*

Medicare has been dubbed ‘Mediscare’ since the Medicare Rebate Freeze was implemented in 2014.

Since then, we’ve seen rebates for services remain the same despite increasing medical fees. So how can you avoid paying the rising gap fees?

Here’s how you do it:

Step 1: Select your current life stage below.
Step 2: Once you select your preferred coverage options, you will have the opportunity to compare quotes from multiple health funds.

Here’s how you do it:

Step 1: Select your current life stage below.
Step 2: Once you select your preferred coverage options, you will have the opportunity to compare quotes from multiple health funds.


Using this comparison tool, you have the power to find a private health cover suited to your needs and budget.

Many Australians avoid seeking appropriate health care because the out-of-pocket fees are too expensive.

But you should never compromise on health. That’s why private health insurance is so important to protect your health (and wallet).

There are ways to reduce your in-hospital out-of-pocket fees, or not pay anything at all. It all comes down to your level of cover. Every policy is different, and depending on your state or territory, it’s worth doing your research to find the best option for you.

Better yet, let Health Insurance Comparison do the hard work for you.

We will ask for a few details to better understand your individual needs, then filter through the hundreds of policies from our panel of Australian funds with all kinds of coverage levels and features to bring you the most suitable policies.

It’s super easy and fast. Plus, when you’ve found the right policy, you can apply online in our safe environment or give us a call and we’ll set everything up for you. 

Who said private health insurance had to be so complicated?

Get Started Now:

Step 1: Select your state below.
Step 2: After answering a few questions, you will have the opportunity to compare quotes in your area and could be eligible for significant savings.

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