Aussies preparing hit the eject button on health insurance

Millions of Australians are expected to dump or downgrade their health insurance before premiums rise next month.

The average price of insurance for families will rise by around $200 a year from April 1, forcing many to reconsider their cover.

News Corp reports a Galaxy survey found eight out of 10 health fund members will reconsider their coverage.


An estimated 10,000 people have already dropped their health cover due to rising costs.

The federal government has defended the incoming increase, saying it’s the lowest in a decade.

Tony Bartlett joined Hot Tomato as News Director in January, 2016. He has held the role of News Director with some of Australia’s leading broadcasters and was AAP’s Broadcast Editor based in Sydney and AAP’s Brisbane Chief of Staff. Prior to AAP he spent many years as a News Director on the Gold Coast and was previously News Director of 2CA/FM 104.7 Canberra and 2MMM Sydney and he’s also worked for 4SB, 4MB, 7BU, 7LA, 2WL, 2SM, 4IP, and 3XY.

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