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Choosing the right level of health cover

WHAT DO WE ACTUALLY USE IT FOR? In the year ending March 2015, private health insurance funds paid over $17.6 billion for treatments including; $13 billion of hospital treatments ($8 billion in private hospitals) $4.5 billion of ‘extras’ health services including; $2.3b for dental, $778m for optical, $377m for physiotherapy, $287m for chiropractic, and $174 million for natural therapies.
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Should you have private health insurance?

MORE AND MORE OF US ARE GOING PRIVATE Back in 1999, about a third of Australians had private health insurance, but the numbers have steadily increased since then. Now, just under half of us have private hospital cover (47.3% according to the latest figures*) and just over half have private extras, or ‘ancillary’ cover (55.6%). * As of March 2015 according to the Private Health Insurance Administration Council.

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