Cancer patient left $20k out of pocket despite private health insurance, as Australians dump cover amid rising fees
Breast cancer patient, Michelle Hennessey, has warned others to check their private health insurance fine print after forking out more than $20,000 for treatment, despite having private cover.
Private health insurance is a topic often raised by women who are looking at their breast reconstruction options. The costs can significantly impact on when and if she decides to go ahead and restore her body. The sometimes outrageously high gap fees and lack of health insurance to cover sometimes even the basics, means women are out of pocket to the many thousands of dollars.
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