Hi Guys I need some info please. What is the situation regarding health care over in Adelaide. How different is it from UK. Assuming you are enrolled in medicare which I understand is 1.5% of you pay or more if you are a higher earner.
Does it mean if I break my arm I can go to the hospital and not pay. Or if its an emergency is that free? Is there any simularity to the UK or do you have to pay for most procedures?
In addition to that question, is the medical we all did in the UK the only medical we need to enrol in medicare when we arrive?
Do most of you have private medical cover also?
Does medicare differ from state to state (Say Malbourne for instance)
I would really apprieciate any help you can give. Also does it make a difference if you are Australian or were born to an australian parent or would you be treated no different to a permanant visa holder.
Scott (A very proud owner of a permanant visa at last)