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The Weekend Australian - - THE NATION -

Max­i­mum al­low­able hospi­tal ex­cess will in­crease from $500 to $750 for sin­gles, and from $1000 to $1500 for cou­ples and fam­i­lies The new lim­its will ap­ply from April 1, 2019, and are the first changes al­lowed since 2000 Mem­bers will be able to opt for a higher ex­cess,xcess, payable on ad­mis­sion,sion, to re­duce their month­lyhly pre­mi­ums Greater in­cen­tive for high-in­come earn­ers to take outut in­sur­ance and avoid the Medi­care Levy Sur­charge

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