Hello all, I'm fairly new to this site, hoping to spend alot more time on here now our 176 visa has been granted (usually a PIO frequenter). I was wondering if anyone can give an overview of the medicare system.
I have read a bit but am a little confused as to what you need to pay for, what doesn't need to be payed for, in the event of a visit to the docs, or worse a hospital visit / operation etc etc. I've seen reference to bulk billing and a "gap payment" and was wondering what these are.
I am aware of the need of ambulance cover as a definite must upon arrival, but what else in terms of health insurance would people advise having? Is the public medicare system sufficient or is it worth investing in private health cover, what difference would it make if we did have health insurance?