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We Asked Young People Why They're Dropping Their Health Insurance


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Ellen Stephens
easier."Stephens
Thomas Paver
done."But
Bailey Nelson
state."I'm
Georgia Mackay
away."Mackay
Rachel David
Gina Rushton


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Melbourne
expensive."I
all."Her
Tasmania
Sydney
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Positivity     43.00%   
   Negativity   57.00%
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SOURCE: https://www.buzzfeed.com/ginarushton/health-insurance-grattan-report-young-people
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Summary

"It ended up being around $10,000 and none of it was covered so I'd had this basic hospital and extras cover for $1,300 a year plus $750 excess that didn't help at all."Her parents paid for the surgery as Stephens was studying at the time and couldn't afford it."I'm lucky that I am privileged enough to have parents who could pay because if I didn't, I would have been screwed," she said."It is crazy to me, especially with something like endometriosis that 1 in 10 women have, that this common thing isn't covered by private health insurance properly."For some people with endo there is a spectre of future issues like fertility issues and chronic pain, and the gravity involved in those situations means there should be something that makes it a bit easier."Stephens cancelled her health insurance earlier this year."I'm scratching my head wondering why I kept paying for it."Brisbane lawyer Thomas Paver grew up believing everyone needed private health insurance."My family has always had some sort of private health insurance because my brother has a high needs disability and my dad has had health problems, so there was always a mentality when I was younger that 'you really need to make sure you have it'," the 25-year-old told BuzzFeed News.

As said here by Gina Rushton