Cheap medical card / Free healthcare / nothing

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Fish

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Just curious, would u take:

1. Cheap medical card but increases tax

Or

2. Free healthcare but increases tax + low salary for doctors, nurses and etc. (Example like in Malaysia)

Or

3. Nothing, means the same costly healthcare but tax will be low + doctor's and nurses salary will be high.
 
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Dundee

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We have a pretty good system here in Australia called Medicare. All taxpayers pay I think between 1 and 1.5% towards it.
But this pretty much gives us very cheap cover. Much of it is free. If I go to the doctor it initially costs about $75 but I get most of that back.
Private health cover in OZ in my opinion is a rip off. Half the time the publlic hospitals are better equipped than the private ones. You will always get in as a public patient for emergency stuff. You don;t get cover for elective surgury though. For day to day stuff it costs a lot more out of pocket if you go private.
 
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Fish

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Sounds a little like in Singapore, i heard that Singaporeans must contribute to something called medisave. They said the government hospital is cheaper than the private but it's not free, nothing is free in Singapore.

In Malaysia almost everything in the government hospital is free from surgery, medications, consultation and etc. But ppl still prefer the private hospitals even when it's expensive coz the doctors in the private hospitals are specialist, they can find out the problem very fast and it has less patients in the hospital so u can see the doctor fast.
 
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Fish

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In Malaysia we don't really contribute to anything, they said the government pay it through the country's tax.