|Public healthcare is free for all people, regardless of age or any underlying conditions.
|The level of cover you may get depends on factors such as your individual needs, budget, medical history, and your age.
|While quality of care is generally good, waiting times can be frustratingly long.
|There is less paperwork to fill out, and you’ll only need your identification to sign up for cover.
|Prescriptions are subsidised, with patients paying up to 60% with no chronic conditions and 30% for those with underlying chronic conditions.
|Payment is usually upfront for most private healthcare facilities, and you might have to carry your credit card to cover the cost.