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Hi I am aware Medicare covers pregnancy but what if there are complications with birth ie babies prem or poorly are they covered? If not what cover to get and his much does it cost? I'm expecting twins so want to cover all areas!!

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yes everything is covered as long as you are a PR or a citizen

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Yes we have PR visa ! So babies will be covered if probs when born?

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in my knowledge yes they will be, i know someone who just gve birth, about a month and half back, the baby was born premature and had jaundice, she was taken care of by the hospital staff and yes everything was covered.
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Also to clarify everything is covered in a public hospital. In a private hospital you would be mostly covered but need to find out the 'gap' in case of complications and need for things such as special nursery.

Public Hospital: 100% covered and by Medicare
Private Hospital: Coverage varies as it is a combination of Medicare + Private Insurance, you can find out possible costs before you enter by contacting the private hospital.
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Hi experts...just one curious question. Does medicare cover the pregnancy related expenses and does it have any waiting period as in private insurance.

I m just few months in Aus and my partner is pregnant. So, i m wondering if we are covered by the medicare.

Your input will be highly appreciated.

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Hi experts...just one curious question. Does medicare cover the pregnancy related expenses and does it have any waiting period as in private insurance.

I m just few months in Aus and my partner is pregnant. So, i m wondering if we are covered by the medicare.

Your input will be highly appreciated.
Yes, you'll be covered by Medicare in Public hospital. If you've a private insurance you need to check the insurance documents in terms of waiting period for delivery in Private hospital.

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Yes, you'll be covered by Medicare in Public hospital. If you've a private insurance you need to check the insurance documents in terms of waiting period for delivery in Private hospital.
Hi...thanks for the reply. I am PR (190) and have enrolled in medicare. So, it means there is no waiting period and i am elegible for medicare in Public Hospital and there is no waiting period?

Your input will be highly appreciated.

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Hi...thanks for the reply. I am PR (190) and have enrolled in medicare. So, it means there is no waiting period and i am elegible for medicare in Public Hospital and there is no waiting period?

Your input will be highly appreciated.

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Read this https://www.humanservices.gov.au/cus.../medicare-card

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Hi,

I moved to Aus in 2014 along with my partner on a PR Visa. We have recently been blessed with a baby and the entire pregnancy was managed in the public system with no cost to us.

Although we considered going through the private system, we would not be be eligible for any benefits anyways as you need to have the necessary cover for child birth and have the cover for at least one year.

One other important point I would like to add is to opt for the Birthing Suite option if possible.
We happened to learn of this by chance and were so glad we did. The Birthing Suite is for mums without any complications ( no BP, diabetes etc) who are expecting normal deliveries.

You get assigned one mid wife for the entire duration of the pregnancy including regular check ups before pregnancy. You get the choice of water birthing and he mid wife visits you for up to six weeks after the pregnancy. The biggest factor is the comfort factor for the Mum as you have only one Midwife assigned to you. The Townsville centre is rated as one of the best in Australia but I believe most of the major cities have equally good birthing suites. Oh, and we did not pay a dime!

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