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Re: accepting it

Posted by alexandra_k on October 7, 2005, at 19:00:16

In reply to Re: going to quit therapy Angela2, posted by alexandra_k on October 7, 2005, at 18:51:16

well... it looks like i am just going to have to... because it seems as though... it seems as though if i move to australia i am going to be faced with having no health coverage whatsoever.

you see... it used to be that nz citizens who have resided in australia and worked for 6 months were entitled to residency benefits with respect to health care. thats access to something (fairly comperable i guess) to community mental health over here (and of course reimbursement on general medical, optometrist, dental etc).

but then there was some haggling over whether people on PhD scholarships counted as 'having a job in australia' and so they have just changed it...

and i was kind of figuring that the situation with international students would be different...

i mean... in the us the department picks up the cost of student health insurance coverage (which is actually pretty good) for international students.

but in australia the situation is different. it is a requirement of entry into the country (which you need to do to pick up your scholarship) that you obtain health insurance coverage before you enter the country. at your own cost.

and so there it is.
if i go...
i won't even have basic medical...
i'll have to get my friends to go to the doc for me and ship me over meds...

who am i kidding...

i'll be screwed basically.

there is an agreement where australia will treat nzers in the case of emergency...
but that they will deport if that is more feasible...
so i'll likely get deported for treatment here...
but if i get deported then i won't get treatment here...
because they seem to be just putting me off...
putting me off...
until i leave.

 

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