Topic: Private health insurance

Seemed like a great idea. I used to have it as part of my package but they then took it off us three years ago. What an absolute load of bollox. I've given up trying to make it worth while. Bar slowly dying In hospital after numerous operations I cant see a way of benefiting. Robbing cunts.

Fucked it right off I have.


*i know in the US of A if you haven't got it you will be left to die on the pavement so a bit different for you lot.

Last edited by Dermo (Sunday Jun 2013 05:05:11)

Part of the problem

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Do you want to go nhs and wait 6 months or go private and see someone tomorrow, sir?

Hmm...


Maybe it'll become more useful when your prostate flares up or your ticker's sounding similar to pete tong's mixing, dermo.

Actually, what happened to that petetongmad fellow?

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The NHS in Australia? There's a thing.

Part of the problem

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Squidgy wrote:

Actually, what happened to that petetongmad fellow?

I dunno. Why don't you start a thread?

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Presto wrote:
Squidgy wrote:

Actually, what happened to that petetongmad fellow?

I dunno. Why don't you start a thread?

Not that bothered

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Insurance is the biggest trick the devil ever pulled

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Insurance in Australia is much more necessary than in the UK (although I have just got medicare and no private insurance but only here for 6 months)

waiting times of up to 2 years in Oz on medicare. Plus the doctors are paid way more and that has to come from somewhere

In the UK it basically gets you a private room and the operation slightly quicker but no-one should be waiting more than 18 weeks for anything and if it is anything nasty the NHS is very very good at getting you seen quickly.

And if you are having major surgery or are seriously unwell, the out of hours cover in an NHS hospital is far far better than you get in a provate hospital unless you are in one of the massive ones in London, and even then it is only comparable to an average NHS hospital.


I know there are daily stories in the daily mail that 54 doctors missed my cancer etc, but these are very rare diseases. A million people a day see their GPs. That's a lot of getting it right.

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dutchy101 wrote:

Insurance is the biggest trick the devil ever pulled

I had to have a leg operation in Buenos Aires in 2007.

If I hadn't of had travel insurance, it would have cost me $15,000.

Got flown back first class too, right touch.

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Travelling it invaluable. You'd be a mug not to have it.
Here in Oz mind unless you are having an op its nigh on pointless. So what Benson is saying is basically right, but if you don't have an op you've pissed at least $800 up the wall every year you don't. I aint got glasses or contacts, my teeth are mint.
I come to have an MRi on my back, errrr sorry not covered. The only fucking time I've needed it and I couldn't use it and Medicare wouldn't cover it either.

Part of the problem

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A necessity for every executive IMO.

None of this 11am appointment to see Dr So And So and four hours later you are still sat there with a bevy of pensioners, trying to make conversation with you.

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That's what i do but you can do it without the insurance. Say i get referred to a specialist here, they then say do you want to pay or wait. So I say pay and then you get $70 from says $180 back off Medicare. So pretty good in that respect. But most dossers just wait i expect. At that point you gain fuck all from private health.

Part of the problem

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What bf said.  You get a nice cup of coffee up the Nuffield, a private changing area and piped muzak  everywhere.

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Or just work in the NHS. nipped down from the operating theatres one day when my finger was hurting and had been seen Xrayed, told to man the fuck up and sent back to work before the coffee upstairs had cooled down enough to drink.

None of this waiting around malarkey.

My finger was broken. Just in a really soft way.

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benson wrote:

Or just work in the NHS.


Thanks, but no thanks.

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smallman1 wrote:
dutchy101 wrote:

Insurance is the biggest trick the devil ever pulled

I had to have a leg operation in Buenos Aires in 2007.

If I hadn't of had travel insurance, it would have cost me $15,000.

Got flown back first class too, right touch.

Legless in Argentina sounds like an episode of Ross Kemp On Gangs.

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loopdokter wrote:
smallman1 wrote:
dutchy101 wrote:

Insurance is the biggest trick the devil ever pulled

I had to have a leg operation in Buenos Aires in 2007.

If I hadn't of had travel insurance, it would have cost me $15,000.

Got flown back first class too, right touch.

Legless in Argentina sounds like an episode of Ross Kemp On Gangs.

Que?

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smallman1 wrote:

Que?

Shit joke.  Disregard.

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benson wrote:

I know there are daily stories in the daily mail that 54 doctors missed my cancer etc, but these are very rare diseases. A million people a day see their GPs. That's a lot of getting it right.

Its very easy to get the diagnosis wrong when all your focused on are the drugs you want to give them.

Glorified drug dealers is all the cunts are nowadays.

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If you are working you should put money aside for BUPA or other private schemes. I could book an appointment with my consultant on the same day and get treatment the next day. Once I stopped working and am back in the NHS I wait 5 months between treatment. I paid privately for a scan and meeting with another surgeon and saved myself at least 3 months. Unfortunately I will have to be treated with the NHS as the private hospitals won't take it on. As Benson said if it is life threatening you get seen quickly. However if you cannot work but are not going to die you are in for a long wait. If you are lucky enough to get 70 quid a week off the government good luck living off that. Being private through work has probably saved me 2 years of waiting had I been in the NHS.

Not looking for people to get the violins out, however think about how you would get on if you couldn't work for 2 years. If you are relying on the government and NHS you are fucked.

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If you have kids without private health care it is tantamount to child cruelty imo.

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Laughing Jack wrote:

If you are relying on the government and NHS you are fucked.

Poor old Flaresy.

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Dermo wrote:

*i know in the US of A if you haven't got it you will be left to die on the pavement so a bit different for you lot.

And your spouse will be saddled with the debt, lose the house, have to start working 3 jobs, turn to the pipe, try the needle...

Its like when the mafia kill you and your whole family.

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millsy23 wrote:

What bf said.  You get a nice cup of coffee up the Nuffield, a private changing area and piped muzak  everywhere.

Got me a swanky room with Sky and a 3 course meal... and I was probably only there about an hour

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Dermo wrote:

Seemed like a great idea. I used to have it as part of my package but they then took it off us three years ago. What an absolute load of bollox. I've given up trying to make it worth while. Bar slowly dying In hospital after numerous operations I cant see a way of benefiting. Robbing cunts.

Fucked it right off I have.

Drama queen.

Assume they won't cover aids as a pre-existing condition for you

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Grant wrote:
Laughing Jack wrote:

If you are relying on the government and NHS you are fucked.

Poor old Flaresy.


Hmmm, the posting equivalent of Halley's Comet. Well done.

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