Health Insurance Costs and Modern MedicineJacob
It seems that the safer one has, the higher the rates will be. Doctors now earn much more than they did proportionally a few years ago. While they know that their patients can recoup most of the cost of their service, they rarely receive an argument from them. In Australia we have the Medicare system that covers everything for those without private health.
Former Prime Minister Tony Abbot put this additional burden on people who must have health insurance. Only pensioners over the age of 75 are now covered by mass billing. That is, they are not charged and the government pays for them. Before the Abbot’s changes, everyone had this type of benefit, but the cost was unsustainable.
Due to that increase in rates, the government is now looking for ways to further reduce it. The increasing population of migrants abroad is putting an additional burden on the system. Some of these people will see two or three doctors on the same day, thinking they will get better faster. Some also obtain additional medicines and sell them abroad.
Modern medicine is expensive and now veterinarians are also on par with the medical profession in terms of fees. The debate that they do almost the same amount of study is a logical claim, but when you don’t have insurance against your bills, it’s hard enough for many to pay for it. Pet ownership is suffering as a result.
We cannot go back to the old systems because it becomes too complicated. Once people earn more, it is difficult to remove it again. This is another dilemma the government faces, as there seems to be no way they can force a decrease in the cost of medical bills covered by its program. The cost of private insurance is also increasing beyond what most are now able to afford.