On Private Health Insurance

Last June, shortly after my application for a de facto partner visa subclass 820 was being lodged, I received a bridging visa. That made me eligible for Medicare, which I enrolled in immediately. For my American readers, Medicare is Australia’s publicly funded universal health care scheme. Now that it’s been nearly a year, I received a letter from the Department of Health to inform me that I will soon be affected by Lifetime Health Cover, which involves a…

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