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Hi,

I got Oz VISA under 190 category.
I want know how Australia's medicare system works.
Is it 100% free for 190 Visa holders or do I have to pay for it?
My state will be Victoria
Appreciate your thoughts.

Thanks,
 

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Hi, I got Oz VISA under 190 category. I want know how Australia's medicare system works. Is it 100% free for 190 Visa holders or do I have to pay for it? My state will be Victoria Appreciate your thoughts. Thanks,
it can't be a straight forward answer. You do have basic health care free of cost. For specialists you need either an insurance or if you want to go medicare route the waitin time is more. Again medicare doesn't cover all ailments.
 
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It is not free. You pay for most via taxes. Some you copay, you pay the amount and claim about 50% back from medicare. Some you pay 100%

Lots of optional care not included. Ambulance usually not included, Dental care not included. Physio, mental health and OT very limited.

Basic care you part pay.
 
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