As an Australian and as I progress through my CPAP journey it's become very obvious that:
1 Sleep Disorders are not taken that seriously by our medical system (including health cover)
2 Australians pay more than premium for services and equipment.
For example: I am looking at the Resmed A10 autosense. It is priced here at $2000 yet I can get one from the US for half the price. The same goes for masks. I would like to try out an Amara View but at $300 from a well known Australian DME this is again twice the price I can get it from overseas.
I am an American patient and am grateful that we have easier access to machines at far lower cost. There is a real irony to this situation since the CPAP was invented and first produced in your wonderful country by Dr.Colin Sullivan and his associates. ResMed is descended from his work.