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  • Medicare pays for the bulk of healthcare costs in Australia.
  • Taking out a private health insurance plan will give you more choice in your healthcare.
  • Most health insurers offer hospital and general health cover, as well as combination healthcare plans.
  • You can decide which combination of health insurance cover is right for you.
  • The Australian Government may provide you with a tax rebate if you sign up for private health cover.
  • If you are visiting from overseas, private health insurance will cover the cost of your healthcare while you are here. 

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Reviewed on: 20-10-2015