Jump to content

Medicare Safety Net - Obstetrics no longer covered?

  • Please log in to reply
125 replies to this topic

#126 April girl

Posted 18 October 2010 - 12:38 PM

The new reduced cap is a bummer to say the least but two things spring to mind.

1.The 18 week paid maternity scheme starts in jan 2011 - if you really want to have a private hospital experience its worth doing the maths to see what you will be entitled to. Most working women will actually receive more $ overall from this than if the higher rebate was still available and no universal paid maternity scheme existed. Obviously this is not true for non-working women though. sad.gif

2. I can't comment about anywhere else but in the ACT if your baby is born before 34 weeks neither of the two private hospitals will deliver your baby. You will need to go to a public hospital. This is because the two private hospitals do not have adequate facilities to provide the level of care that these babies need. So the adage 'pay peanuts get monkeys' may be true for most things but it doesn't apply if you have a premmie baby in the ACT.

1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users


Top 5 Viewed Articles

Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.