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Half doubt their health cover is worth it

More than half of those surveyed in new polling don’t think their health insurance is worth the money they pay for it. Overall, 60 per cent of respondents in the Essential poll agreed with the claim that health insurance wasn’t ...

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Radiotherapy hope for prostate cancer

A targeted form of radiotherapy can cure prostate cancer in men whose disease was previously thought to be incurable, research suggests. A pioneering study has found that using a specialised type of radiotherapy that is highly targeted can stop the ...

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Insured breast cancer patients worse off: report

Breast cancer patients with private health insurance appear to be financially worse off compared to those who rely on Medicare, a report has found. A Deloitte Access Economics report has found total out-of-pocket costs for women with private health insurance ...

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Private health insurance package due this year

Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt hopes to secure a private health insurance affordability package by the end of this year. Mr Hunt warned without reform, the take-up of private health insurance could drop, putting pressure on private hospitals and in ...

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