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I finally got some cheques back from Medicare to pay for the blood tests and ultra sound I had recently. I was assured by the people at the pathology lab that Medicare would pay for most of the procedure.

Okay, so the bill was $154.15. Guess how much I got back?

$3.40

What is the point?! Surely it would have cost them more than that to print the cheque, pay for the labour and stationery and post it. Why even bother?

Arg. I hate medical bills. And bureaucracy. And…and…cauliflower. (just had to add a random in case any of you are medicos or bureaucrats. Of course one of you might be a cauliflower producer, in which case I have nothing more to say to you.)

And yes, I know if I lived somewhere like the US where the healthcare system is crazy, this would seem incredibly generous, and I’m lucky to live in a country that even has Medicare, but this is my rant and I choose to be ranty!

I think I need some chocolate.