It is VITAL that foreigners on temporary visas, who are not eligible for Medicare in Australia, maintain suitable medical insurance while in Australia.
A news headline today is showing:
Ineligible for Medicare and unable to return to home, a temporary visa holder is facing a $500,000 medical bill.
This is a foreigner, in Australia on a working visa, who did not hold suitable insurance for the medical event.
The Migration Council Australia is aware of other temporary visa holders who have been hit with expensive out-of-pocket costs due to not having insurance due to being unable to afford it.
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Some Visa Applicants might find an Experienced Australian Migration Agent of great assistance. - ai16