I'm so glad i don't have to live within this system. It sounds horrifying. Both for the insurance costs and the actual costs of treatment. At this point there is a 50/50 chance i may be spending a fair amount of time in the United states in the not too distant future as we are looking to launch our brand into the US market, I'm wondering if it will be cheaper and easier to just get travel insurance for the medical coverage as my time will be split between the 2 countries, although mostly still Australia. I'd hate to get caught out under the system you have right now.
I guarantee I'll tell you the truth and I guarantee I'll tell you what you need to know but I can't guarantee that I'll be telling you anything you want to hear.