Often, medical bills pile up and they aren’t always covered by private health insurance. Have you ever taken up private health insurance, only to end up hundreds or thousands of dollars out of pocket for your treatment? A new report says private health insurance is in a “death spiral”, in part due to hefty specialist fees Understanding where out-of-pocket costs come from is key to ensuring you don’t pay too much Asking the right questions of your specialist and shopping around can help you to reduce costs “Excessive” private hospital costs and “egregious” specialist bills are key factors contributing to the “death spiral” gripping Australia’s health insurance industry, according to a new report from the Grattan Institute. On Tuesday, the public policy think tank called on private hospitals to hold “greedy” doctors to account to save private health care — a sector it recently declared had become increasingly unfair […]