Do I Really Need Private Health Insurance?

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Published Aug 17, 2022, 8:00 PM

With the cost of private health insurance continually on the rise, you might be wondering what the point of it really is, and whether you might actually be better off financially to ditch your policy and rely on Medicare instead?

But is that true? And do you feel like you have a good understanding of all the different companies, tiers, rebates, caps and other issues associated with this monthly expense?

The Quicky speaks to an expert in private medical insurance, and a GP to find out everything you need to know about finding the right policy for you, and how to maximise the benefits you receive.

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Host: Claire Murphy

With thanks to:

Dr Rachel David - CEO of Private Healthcare Australia, the Australian private health insurance industry’s peak representative body 

Dr Brad McKay - Science communicator, TV host, author and podcaster who works as a GP in Sydney, and author of Fake Medicine: Exposing the wellness crazes, cons and quacks costing us our health

Producer: Claire Murphy

Executive Producer: Siobhán Moran-McFarlane

Audio Producer: Thom Lion

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