Monday, 8 June 2009

Australia Medicare Plan

I lived in Australia for 3 years and somehow now I can't help but compare the efficiency and cost of their public healthcare system to ours here. There, all we had to do was to purchase an annual Medicare supplement insurance plan for a nominal fee to ensure we are covered even in the event of hospitalisation. Any expenses we spent were easily claimable from their offices and I often got my claims back in less than an hour. The only grouse I had with their system was how medication was not covered so although I saved on consultation fees, I often had to fork out quite a bit for the prescription. I guess there are good and bad points in every medical system around the world.

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