Our healthcare is absolutely shocking as it is already!
Top healthcare from NIB and Medibank....12 months wait for major dental like a root canal
I called up NIB and asked them about this, I explained..
"Do you understand, that if in 3 months from when I get my medical with you, and I get a tooth infection, and need a root canal, I could possibly
DIE from the infection if I have to wait 12 months ?
Answer: Yes well, thats how it is with all private healthcare
South Africa has better private healthcare then Australia.
In S.A I had private health cover...paid a pretty penny for it, but after 6 months I could claim away almost as I pleased, I could walk into a private
dentists office, pay the man, and claim the full amount back in one month...
Then i'll even get 10 - 20% off on the total cost.
Or if i wanted I could just put it straight on my health cover and not pay a penny, but then I pay the full amount.
What is the point of having private health care in Australia if all minimum waiting periods are up to 2 monts ??
What i start getting heart palpatations and then get told....
Well sir, you could get treatment straight away if you pay out your own pocket, or you could wait 2 months...possibly die, but hey, if you make it for
2 months your covered!
Makes me sick
1st world my ass!!
[edit on 4-6-2009 by SkitzoFrenic]