• June 29, 2017
  • Dr. Catherine-Anne Walsh

Time to Switch – Health Funds- ADA

If you’re like most people, signing up with a health fund is largely driven by a desire to give yourself additional healthcare options not offered by Medicare. But Government policies are also a strong motivator, so much so that approximately 50% of Australians now have some form of health insurance cover. But do you have […]

  • June 29, 2017
  • Dr. Catherine-Anne Walsh

Rebates and gap payments- ADA

When you first take out private health insurance, the expectation is that you will receive rebates that cover a sizeable proportion of your expenses. But the reality is that rebates for dental services, which fall under what’s known as “extras” cover, rarely cover anything like the full cost of a treatment. Despite claims of ‘no gaps’, […]

  • June 29, 2017
  • Dr. Catherine-Anne Walsh

Introduction to Private Health Insurance – ADA

While Australians are covered by Medicare, a government-funded universal healthcare system, you may find, like many other people, that taking out private health insurance in order gives you additional healthcare options as well as the ability to access items that may not be covered by Medicare. The government employs a carrot-and-stick approach to encourage you […]

  • February 16, 2011
  • Dr. Catherine-Anne Walsh

Captain Hook or The Bionic Man: what is the price of health?

I came across an interesting chapter in one of the five books I am trying to read at the moment, which talked about the frustration people experience when, ahem, faced with a large number of possibilities to choose from. This particular chapter was dedicated to how we choose health care providers and how in today’s […]

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