Re: Private healthcareVery important topic Floydy. This site appears to be populated predominantly by people from the UK so I don't know how relevant this is to you but for the sake of general discussion; Many private health funds in Australia do have dual medical dental cover. The one I'm in does. But the public health system (Medicare) doesn't cover dental treatment by a private dentist. You might be monumentally lucky and find a kind dentist (or a student) who will treat you pro bono or you can receive treatment at a public dental hospital but unless it's a real emergency, the wait is loooooong.
Re: Private healthcareThanks Keezoy. It's interesting to see how other countries perform with their own schemes on healthcare
Re: Private healthcareIíve had Dental Cover for quite a few years now. My two main benefits from it was I was covered for the cost of a crown, only had to pay the laboratory costs, also I had a very bad toothache one night, phoned my dentist when they opened at 7:30am, was told to come in straight away and the offending tooth was removed less than an hour later.
Re: Private healthcareI had private healthcare insurance with PPP (now AXA PPP I believe) and found it really good. Some 30 years' ago now a knee problem was so bad I was passing out with the pain. My GP, telephoned at around midnight, refused to attend until the next day. She then immediately decided hospital treatment was required BUT to see a consultant on the NHS was a seven-week wait, unless I had private health insurance, which I did.
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Re: Private healthcareBaz, Omar. That's the problem isn't it? I could possibly afford this healthcare while I'm working, at a pinch but when it comes to the time I may really need a doctor or dentist in a hurry (i.e. when I'm older and retired) it may not be possible due to funds. But we'll have to wait and see how things work out.