I was interested in getting health insurance before I turn 31 and have to pay a bit extra. I'm currently 27 so I have a few more years up my sleeve (all going well).
So I guess I want to know what funds other people insure with? Are they any good? Did they cover chemo/radiation/surgery and other cancer-related stuff? I would like a policy that also covers IVF (just in case I get clucky).
My insurance had just expired when I was diagnosed two years ago. I want to have something in place just in case it comes back.
In my experience get private health Asap because there is waiting periods. My diagnosis was done in a week rather than 2 months (not exaggerating) only because I had private health.
When buying the cover get them to explain everything to make sure it covers what you want.
I have private insurance but never used it for my cancer treatment. Seems that as soon as the local hospitals notice you have it they start charging you for everything that they can.
Only reason a lot of people out here have the insurance is due to the Government wanting to tax you and actually I think it would be cheaper if they did as the private insurance costs are ridiculously high I feel and they cannot supply the options they say they can as they are based in major cities and not out here in the bush.
So I feel that using the public system worked out quite well for my treatment as I needed to travel to the nearest city for 3 months to get it.
I was with Medibank Private and it was HOPELESS. I had booth boobs off and I had to pay $7,500 this is with Top Hospital cover. I would love to know if you find somewhere because I will swap ASAP. Cheers Christine
Cancer Council NSW would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work.We would also like to pay respect to elders past and present and extend that respect to all other Aboriginal people.