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    @Gelati: yes, he is "engaged". I read that when bub engaged, bub is ready to come out within 2 weeks! I asked a friend who noticed in her pregnancy. Her bub came 1.5w later. So......that means i most likely won't even make it to the induction date. In a way, it is good news because I will be able to go naturally. The bad news is that i am NOT READY. I might be ready after i am off work. LOL. I don't think my body cares about my deadlines.

    I'm not sure what big changes on medicare safety net. There is no single formal report on the internet other than a few speculative articles on the internet. Safety net threshold is raised every year. From $1.2kto $2k this year. It is very easy to hit that threshold in one cycle. If they raise it to $3k, nothing really gets affected, right? All i know is that if they implement a cap, one might just be out of pocket $1k more. ie, $4k+ OOP per cycle rather than $3k+ OOP. Some clinics are more expensive, of course. I think Dr and clinic should charge less! Dr here seems to charge whatever they want. GP copayment that the govt wanted to implement doesn't even affect us because we always pay gap for each GP visit here in WA. Bulk billed clinics don't seem to exist.

    I don't know what kind of system is better. In the US, the insurance company regulates the fee. If a Dr wants $800 for a service and the insurance company says $400. $400 is what the Dr would get and the patient only pays $30 copayment. That's it. Sure, they don't have the national health care system like in Australia but at least they can regulate Dr fee somehow to avoid Dr asking for charging whatever they want.

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    http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/par...-1227493764989

    Is what I've read... And saw something on Genea's website but found not much else

    It reads that the safety might be lower but we maybe only reimbursed for one cycle... After that no more rebates

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    Yes. That's one of the articles I read on the website. No formal news from the govt. I really have no idea what will be implemented other than raising the safety net threshold.

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    Thanks for the link @Tanej78!
    @bbhope - that's great. hopefully 1.5 weeks that will be a good time. At least you can go naturally exciting!! i dont' think mine is engaged yet. OB didn't say anything last time so i assume that means bub is not yet engaged.

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    1.5. - 2 weeks. How exciting @bbhope just enjoy the last couple of weeks and do what you can.

    I haven't read much about the rebate but did read we might only get one cycle reimbursed. That's all good for people that can produce certain number of eggs. It's going to be super exxy without rebate.

    I don't know what other countries medical system is like but I can't complain. The medical system here is much better than where I came from. Australian are so lucky yet they don't realise it

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    Agree with you completely @Minib. I certainly would not want the US health system. I think even in the UK you only get reimbursed a certain number of ivf cycles and only if you meet the criteria and have no other children.

    So minib is that 1 cycle in total - ever? or 1 cycle per year?

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    1 cycle per year I think? Haven't read properly. So I would love to go for a second baby end of next year. It will be a frozen cycle. Will be around $3k by then before rebate? That's not too bad but a fresh collection cycle will be very exxy without rebate. It's $10k. Who can afford it?

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    Will call my ob office tomorrow but what reading is ok for gd? Is it under 7.88?

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    I'm not sure @Minib. But they will tell you if it's over. I never got my number. They just told me I was fine.

    Oh one a year. That's a big difference hey? Could you use the rebate for fresh and not for the FET? I won't be doing my last FET until 1.5 years after this bub is born. So probably around April 2017.

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    I dont' know much about US health care system because I was lucky enough to have my employer paid for my health insurance during the time i lived there. I guess not all employers do that and thus the problem of people can't access healthcare. I didn't pay much at all for seeing specialist. Heart, allergy specialist etc. Perhaps it is a different story for IVF then. I did hear that it is expensive in the US for fresh. I did look into IUI with donor when i was desperately looking for a matched donor. The cost isn't that bad despite not having the health fund. I looked into the Singapore option as well. I think it is just the cost of IVF here, which makes it very expensive. We are lucky that we could afford (well, it was my last shot on fresh) and help from medicare in the end. No complain about the medicare system. It is like a golden ticket to every treatment.
    @Minib: I'm not sure. Each lab has their normal range. I think under 8 is OK? Mine was like 9.5 at 2hr. 11 something after 1hr!
    @Gelati: thing can change quite quickly. Last fri, bub was still high up. And on Monday, my colleagues all commented how low my belly is and bub certainly has dropped. I brushed it off saying it couldn't be. By Wed, OB confirmed it at the scan. So it is technically just a little over 1w if i am lucky. I hope bub stays in there until the end of next week for many reasons. I don't want to share my friend bub's birthday in particular. Oh well...i can't predict that.


 

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