Private health insurance patients charged double the costs

MB has frequently questioned the efficacy of Australia’s private health insurance system and whether it should receive taxpayer subsidies.

Today, The ABC has published a report on the patient cost of cancer, which reveals that those holding private health insurance cover are charged double the fee of those without:

A surprising finding was that those with private health insurance faced double the out-of-pocket expenses as those without it, and ultimately a greater financial impact.

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