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#1 janeygirl


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Posted 30 July 2007 - 01:10 PM

I havn't previously had private health cover I am just on the public system which is (medicare) here in australia, but now I am thinking maybe I should get private health cover now that I have been diagnosed with linear scleroderma en coup de sabre. When applying for private health cover do I have to tell them I have this disease and ifso do they still cover you? and if I dont do private health cover will the public system cover anything I have to have done.. I just dont know whats best, I just hate having to waste money, or is it wasting money?. can any of you let me know what you think and if you have health cover or not...
thanks ~Jane~

#2 jefa


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Posted 31 July 2007 - 02:40 AM

Hi, Jane. I would imagine you will have a bit of difficulty getting private health cover with an existing condition, especially since you want the coverage for that specific condition. I am sure that some of the other forum members from Australia will be able to give you some insight. I am on the British public health system and I cannot complain about the quality of care I have received to date. It may take a little longer to get seen by specialists, but once your name comes up, there is not any more significant waiting.
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Posted 31 July 2007 - 01:59 PM


I'm not sure how insurance works where you are from, but coming from the stand point of the U.S. private health coverage is much better than medicaid or medicare. Most plans ask for a person to fill out an application which asks about all current health issues. If that is true there then you'd have to let them know you have sclero.
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