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The value of private health insurance in regional Australia is questioned by long-time policy holders

When Greg Owens had a stroke on Boxing Day last year and was rushed to hospital, he felt secure in the knowledge that he had good private health insurance.

But he now says the annual cost of $6,513 in premiums for top hospital cover is not worth it.

“There was not much difference to a public patient. I was in public ward and the other people were public patients and I did not receive much of a better deal,” Mr. Owens said.

He was treated as a private patient in his local public hospital at Nowra, a two-and-a-half hour drive south of Sydney.