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REM
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Posted - 17 Aug 2019 :  08:11:56  Show Profile Send REM a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Just wondering, how many of you have it? Do you think it is good value? Are you intending to stay in it? What are the benefits....?



That's great, it starts with an earthquake
Birds and snakes, and aeroplanes
And Lenny Bruce is not afraid!
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Trickyonne
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Posted - 17 Aug 2019 :  08:28:25  Show Profile Send Trickyonne a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
Im with bupa. I used it once when I had a motorbike accident and I was thankful then, but I have needed eye surgery recently and that wasn't covered. So in retrospect, is it worth it ?...probably not for me and my family

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REM
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Posted - 17 Aug 2019 :  08:46:33  Show Profile Send REM a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
Wasn't your bike accident covered by the public system? Your eye surgery, more than likely being elective surgery, should have been exactly what was covered! And this is what is wrong with the system....and it just keeps going up and up, and up....

That's great, it starts with an earthquake
Birds and snakes, and aeroplanes
And Lenny Bruce is not afraid!
"Remember that in the end nobody wins, unless everybody wins!" Springsteen BTR.



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Trickyonne
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Posted - 17 Aug 2019 :  09:02:35  Show Profile Send Trickyonne a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
quote:
Originally posted by REM

Wasn't your bike accident covered by the public system? Your eye surgery, more than likely being elective surgery, should have been exactly what was covered! And this is what is wrong with the system....and it just keeps going up and up, and up....



yeah the bike accident could have been, but I had a private room and specialist afterwards were covered

my eye surgery(ies) wernt covered because stupidly I didn't add eye care to my cover and its not elective so it gets expensive. I needed injection therapy which was 7 injections over 7 months and cost me around $200 per visit...then laser at about the same per eye

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Posted - 17 Aug 2019 :  10:34:54  Show Profile Send Jam3s a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
I only have basic hospital as to not get slugged at tax time for not having it. It costs about the same to have basic hospital VS the fee for not having phi for me so I may as well get something from that money.
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Legendary Gerry
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Posted - 17 Aug 2019 :  11:26:16  Show Profile Send Legendary Gerry a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
I've had both private health and only public health.

The treatment I have received in public health has been over and above anything I have received in the private system, workers' comp excepted.

I have access to the best specialists in their field and get appointments in a timely fashion.
The longest I have had to wait (public)is 10 days and received apologies for the wait time as it was totally out of his control - he'd booked a holiday and wouldn't be in the country.

One of my specialists (public) phones me every fortnight (sometimes weekly) to see how things are going.

If I need to I can just front up and they will see me straight away, although I (or my wife) usually phone first just in case.

These days I don't have private cover. I don't work, am not on a pension or any other government benefits and simply pay my way when I have to, which is not very often.
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Trickyonne
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Posted - 17 Aug 2019 :  11:35:04  Show Profile Send Trickyonne a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
quote:
Originally posted by Legendary Gerry

I've had both private health and only public health.

The treatment I have received in public health has been over and above anything I have received in the private system, workers' comp excepted.

I have access to the best specialists in their field and get appointments in a timely fashion.
The longest I have had to wait (public)is 10 days and received apologies for the wait time as it was totally out of his control - he'd booked a holiday and wouldn't be in the country.

One of my specialists (public) phones me every fortnight (sometimes weekly) to see how things are going.

If I need to I can just front up and they will see me straight away, although I (or my wife) usually phone first just in case.

These days I don't have private cover. I don't work, am not on a pension or any other government benefits and simply pay my way when I have to, which is not very often.



I would suggest that is very rare LG especially in rural areas...as I said in a different thread QLD seem to have a very good health system

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Legendary Gerry
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Posted - 17 Aug 2019 :  13:06:15  Show Profile Send Legendary Gerry a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
I've lived in major cities and rural areas, as well as interstate so it's not just Queensland.
Maybe I have been lucky but sometimes I think attitude plays a part in the service you receive whether it's private or public.
Hell, I've even had a chopper ride!
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Posted - 17 Aug 2019 :  13:18:36  Show Profile Send Zac a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
Harley or helicopter?
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Legendary Gerry
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Posted - 17 Aug 2019 :  13:30:08  Show Profile Send Legendary Gerry a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
quote:
Originally posted by Zac

Harley or helicopter?



Thunk, thunk, thunk, thunk...

Heli!
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Trickyonne
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Posted - 17 Aug 2019 :  14:05:24  Show Profile Send Trickyonne a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
quote:
Originally posted by Legendary Gerry

quote:
Originally posted by Zac

Harley or helicopter?



Thunk, thunk, thunk, thunk...

Heli!



Is SA we need to me a member of St. Johnís ambulance, otherwise it cost mega....same in QLD ?

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Legendary Gerry
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Posted - 17 Aug 2019 :  15:02:33  Show Profile Send Legendary Gerry a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
quote:
Originally posted by Trickyonne

quote:
Originally posted by Legendary Gerry

quote:
Originally posted by Zac

Harley or helicopter?



Thunk, thunk, thunk, thunk...

Heli!



Is SA we need to me a member of St. Johnís ambulance, otherwise it cost mega....same in QLD ?



No.
Some are funded by the RACQ and Westpac.
I'm not sure about the others.
A lot of shops (not the major retailers) have donation tins on their counters for the Careflight choppers and people in regional areas in particular are always having fundraisers for them.
Why rural people?
We stand to gain a hell of a lot more from a chopper ride to a major hospital - depending where you are it could be a 30 min flight as opposed to a 2-3 hour drive.
Some helis are government funded.
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Trickyonne
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Posted - 17 Aug 2019 :  15:19:06  Show Profile Send Trickyonne a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
Ah ok.....if your not a member in SA a ambulance ride cost around $600 .... air ambulance is thousands

Our health system is way behind yours

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Legendary Gerry
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Posted - 17 Aug 2019 :  16:18:56  Show Profile Send Legendary Gerry a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
We used to have that user pays system whereby you had to be a member to get a "free" ride, then they started adding that cost to your electricity bill.
That wasn't fair as some people had more than one house or a house and a business outlet or two so you could end up paying the levy a number of times.
Eventually, after much public pressure, the gov't decided to scrap the levy and pay for it themselves.
Some state taxes were raised so we still pay for it, just not separately.
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Sonic
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Posted - 17 Aug 2019 :  19:42:08  Show Profile Send Sonic a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
I don't have PHI but I do have ambulance cover. From memory it's about 120 a year in Vic.

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Posted - 17 Aug 2019 :  20:27:49  Show Profile Send bludvl a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
Anyone who doesn't have an ambulance membership is an idiot. You only have to need it once and you come out on top, even if you pay it for the rest of your life.

I have PHI, and I pay a ****load for it. I'm on a policy that isn't offered anymore and the most I have ever been out of pocket for anything is $100.

That said, it isn't really worth it for me, but I pay it because I know that if I stop, I'll do something stupid that requires it.

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