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Old 06-17-2014, 10:27 AM
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Unfortunately that's not what I've heard. I've read a few international mothers not eligible for Medicare yet say that it's prohibitively expensive for those who don't have Medicare nor private insurance to cover it. They all ended up going back to their home countries to give birth.
Depends on what people call expensive as everyones definition is different.

Also people have to remember that you are still out of pocket with private health cover. My SIL went private and they were out of pocket at least $2k from memory after the rebate from the private health.

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I fortunately don't get sick often. The health system (public hospitals) and Medicare are a good thing in Australia.
I don't get sick very often either. My only issue with Medicare is that it doesn't cover things like physio. I have neck issues from a car accident years ago and I am always at the physio. I am lucky uf my private health lasts halfway through the year *sigh*.

The waiting list for public is insane. I had a friend that a knee op was recommended the wait was so long that it ended up getting better through physio lol.

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I will never be without privatr health, as awesome as Medicare is for a safety net. Personal experience: my father had to have an emergency quadruple bypass a couple of years ago. Found out on Monday morning, had surgery at one of Australia''s best cardiology hospitals (private) on Tuesday. For the surgery, the hospital stay and his subsequent drugs: $200 out of pocket.
If he had to wait to go through the public system, his situation was so dire that he probably wouldn't have survived without the skill and urgency of the private system. So, yay private health care.

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Yes agree on expensive being different. But had a friend in a copper crash in Botswana badly burned with no private health cover (he was an Australian) he got to the hospital and was a no touch until someone would accept the bill. We transferred him to South Africa 3 days later the 30k needed to be settled first.

That simply does not happen here and 30k over 5,10 or more years would be ok. Even South Africa gave us 12 months to pay their costs after he passed away.

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Hey guys can anyone recommend an agent in Perth?


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Hi all. Once on a bridging visa E do you remain on it until a decision is made on the partner visa?
My partner is on a Bridging E visa and also has a MRT for a cancelled student visa.
We will be applying soon for a partner visa. Im assuming from what ive read here she will remain on it until the partner visa is decided?
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I'm not positive, but I believe that to be the case. If you want a definitive answer you'll need to post in "Ask Mark!" at the top of the forum, as this is not a question that comes up here very often.

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