Hospitals and whether private health insurance is worth it – Health Divide Pt 2 | 7.30

In part two of our health series, we take the pulse of the most expensive element of Australia’s health system – our hospitals.

Emergency patients get first class care in public hospitals but it can be a painfully long wait for elective surgery.

Then there are significant out of pocket costs, even for people who pay hundreds, if not thousands of dollars a year for private health insurance.

There’s universal agreement that the best solution would be fewer people going to hospital – and that will have to mean more focus on preventive care.

Tracy Bowden reports with producer Amy Donaldson.

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