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Monday, 20 August 2012
Page: 9026

Health Insurance

To the Honourable The Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives

This petition of ……...... draws to the attention of the House:

To financial penalties [GAP] carried by citizens who alleviate the burden on the Public Health system and use Private Health insurance by opting to be a private patient in a Public or Private facility. There's insufficient reimbursement under the co-payment system between Medicare and Health insurers in regard to Medical practitioner fees and services. Citizens having paid for Private Health Insurance should be covered by "insurance" as insurance" is understood to mean by the general population. Medicare and Private Health Insurance system does not provide sufficient cover in protecting private patients from financial hardship due to the built in factor of unknown costs [Gaps].

I therefore ask the House to: address and correct through the parliamentary process the failure between Medicare and Private Health Insurers in providing insurance that can offer 100% health insurance protection for private health insurance user in regard to all medical bills and charges from approved government practitioners and health service providers. I ask the Government to find a process that can offer financial protection for citizens in regard to the co- payment or GAP and make it a condition of approval to operate as a Private Health Insurer under the Private Health Insurance Act of 2007 that insurance companies provide policies that offer citizens 100% cover with no GAPS for all medical services.

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