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Old 06 February 2018, 01:40 AM
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damian damian is offline
Join Date: 14 April 2005
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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The Australian Medicare system is brilliant. it costs most people 2% of the yearly earnings (above $18,200) and allows free healthcare for all residents.

My wife gave birth and was in hospital for 3 days - no charge.
My brother has had a kidney transplant, a liver transplant and has had several amputations (toes) - no charge.
My mother has had both hips replaced - no charge.
My best friend had cancer treatment for multiple tumors over 2 years - no charge.
There may be a wait time for non-emergency services, but rarely more than a year.

There is an option to use private health insurance if you wish to choose your hospital and doctor. This also allows you to "jump the queue".
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