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Medicare must be revamped given weight of COVID, say GPs

Changes to Medicare sought; surgeons report 'discrimination' against private patients.

The $20 treatment that can shrink cancer

Australian-led research demonstrates 'low-cost, non-toxic' cancer treatment.

Do pensioners or seniors need private health insurance?

Read this comprehensive guide to health insurance for older Australians, to help you cut through

Need dental cover? Get it from just $3.85 per week

Dental and other extras cover aren't as expensive as you think. By comparing policies you could

2021’s price of loyalty to your insurer: A 2.74% price hike

If you're sick and tired of paying the price of loyalty, here's what you can do with your health

How to get dental cover from $3.85* a week

Medicare doesn't generally cover dental costs, but some extras policies will cost you less than

Optical appointments over Zoom? Yes, it’s a thing!

Many optometrists have adapted during the COVID-19 pandemic and now offer free video check-up consultations,

Are health insurance discounts and freebies worth it?

If you got hooked in by a freebie when you took out your health insurance, you could now be

Public hospitals in cycle of crisis, AMA warns

AMA report suggests funding problems have seen a steady decline in performance.

Afraid of the dentist because of high gap fees? There is a solution.

Don't spend hundreds of dollars on an extras policy that doesn't cover the services you need

How to pay less on your health insurance when you’re not sick

Everyday health expenses like dentists and glasses can really add up. But by switching health insurance

Get surgery sooner with the right private health cover

What price would you put on pain-free quality of life?

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