Life can throw curveballs at all of us, at any time.
Greg Hunt said reforms are continuing to be finalised by the private health ministerial advisory committee.
The shocking findings were revealed on ABC's Four Corners after the show asked the public to send in their own huge medical bills.
The Consumers Health Forum described the expenses faced by Australians as "disturbing".
This industry is less trusted than the retail and travel industries.
It's worth reviewing your insurance policies to ensure you're not over- or under-insured.
Well over 1,000 people paid inflation-linked increases when they didn't need to.
Heart attacks, cataract surgery and joint replacements would be excluded from even the second-highest level of cover under proposals issued by the government.
There seems to be minimal respite from spiralling healthcare costs.
Current disclosure laws make insurance policies difficult to understand,
The AMA says private health insurers need to lower their fees to make it more affordable for Aussies.