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Leaving it to insurance...

Generous arrangements that allowed for full hospital bills to be funded regardless of whether it was net or total cost had meant that the Medibank bill had soared since it's inception on July 1, 1975 under the Whitlam Labor Government.Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser had announced a review in January 1976. ACTU President Bob Hawke had welcomed Medibank and it's protection for all Australian families and especially those on lower incomes.