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    Quote Originally Posted by Janesmum123 View Post
    But the Australian government does cover it. There was a report out not to long ago about it. Apparently it costs millions.
    When people from overseas come here and use the medical services.
    When I came over to visit I had to either prove I had insurance to cover me or agree I would be responsible for medical bills if I got sick.

    When we got on the bridging visa we got health care but to stay we have to go through chest x rays, STD testing and a health screening to make sure we are not going to be a drain on the government, they also check to see if we were getting any government payments from SSI (disability) so I am not sure this statement is true

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lovemyfam View Post
    When I came over to visit I had to either prove I had insurance to cover me or agree I would be responsible for medical bills if I got sick.

    When we got on the bridging visa we got health care but to stay we have to go through chest x rays, STD testing and a health screening to make sure we are not going to be a drain on the government, they also check to see if we were getting any government payments from SSI (disability) so I am not sure this statement is true
    Its true. People come here get medical treatment then leave.
    A hospital here will not throw you out. You can tell immi anything doesn't mean it's true. Once they get treatment they leave. They might get a bill if you can find them but it's not like they will pay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janesmum123 View Post
    Its true. People come here get medical treatment then leave.
    A hospital here will not throw you out. You can tell immi anything doesn't mean it's true. Once they get treatment they leave. They might get a bill if you can find them but it's not like they will pay.
    Yeah I suppose you can leave but I know Auatralia and the US have agreements for bills and such but true people can just leave and not pay that sucks

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    There are insurance policies which cover birth and expense until 32(?) weeks.
    We just looked into this as I was going overseas at 32-34 weeks pregnant (have decided not to)
    The difference with us was that out of pocket it would cost around $3k in the top hospital in that country (If I made it the 4 hrs from the village!) with no insurance, so I wasnt too concerned. Its more come down to being too tired to travel (we've only spent 5 weeks at home since November, and they werent even 5 continuous weeks!) and that we are visiting in December anyways


 

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