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May. 22nd, 2014

09:41 am - You wish you were as classy as me

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From:siobhan63
Date:May 21st, 2014 10:42 pm (UTC)
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This is why I don't usually bother with doctors. They just don't offer value for money.

Do you not have universal health care in NZ? We don't have to pay to see doctors, and if you get referred for an xray, ulatrasound, etc., you don't pay for that either. We have to pay for stuff like physio, but that might be partially covered by any health benefits you have at work, if you have a plan at work.
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From:tatjna
Date:May 21st, 2014 10:45 pm (UTC)
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If it had been an accident, this would be entirely free of charge. However, it's not an accident or a life-threatening illness, therefore it's only subsidised. Because I am in the highest income bracket, I qualify for the lowest subsidy, so I pay - not the full amount, but a lot more than say, my son would.
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From:t_c_da
Date:May 22nd, 2014 05:37 am (UTC)
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I'm not sure ACC covers all physio costs. When I got hit by a car in 2007, I wound up paying ~$40 a time for physio for a while, then the subsidy ran out and I had to pay full whack, so I stopped (I wasn't all that good at doing the exercises anyway, so I figured why bother.).

As they're forever tinkering with the level of subsidy, I have no idea what the current situation is, although $wife seemed to get a pretty good deal when she broke her arm, including ACC paying for carpal tunnel surgery.
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From:tatjna
Date:May 22nd, 2014 05:38 am (UTC)
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I haven't had an ACC accident in ages, but last time I did (before the YoT was born), everything was paid for.
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