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As a foreigner living in Australia, will I have access to public healthcare? What is it like?

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We asked expats in Australia if they have access to public healthcare in Australia. And, if they do have access, what is it like. They wrote...

"Yes, as a foreigner living in Australia, you will have access to public healthcare. Australia has a universal healthcare system, known as Medicare, which provides free or subsidized access to medical services for all Australian citizens and permanent residents. Medicare covers a wide range of services, including hospital care, doctor visits, and prescription medications. The quality of care is generally high, and the system is well-funded and well-managed," remarked another expat who made the move to Australia.

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