Navy-baby Wrote:
Dec 30, 2012 2:26 PM
schnookumz - I don't know about Australia, but I do have family in New Zealand. They have recently signed onto their American-based company insurance plan, and are thrilled with the difference in hospitalization. The "public hospital" they previously used has large wards with beds separated by only curtains--when accessing their new "insurance-paid hospital," the standard was private rooms and gourmet meals. In your comparison ($10,000 US vs. $1,000 Australia) you also forgot to mention the HIGHER taxation rates which pays for their healthcare BEFORE they are seen at their "FREE" doctor, clinic, or hospital.