Then because of the way it is set up we are sort of forced into private health insurance on top of that, the government pays a rebate to encourage people to go into private health insurance
... Private covers dental
, optometry etc, and public covers the blood tests, cardio tests, cardio visits etc. For example I paid $245 for a cardiologist visit and ECG, which Medicare paid about $300 I think, otherwise the total cost would be $545 or something like that.