Australians are told our health system is among the best in the world and in many ways, that is indisputably true.
In this three-part series, though, we'll look at where that is the case, and where it's not.
One area where the system is struggling is in managing the burden of chronic disease.
7.30 reveals shocking new figures that show more than 11 million Australians live with conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, mental illness or dementia - something that may force a re-think of Medicare.
Tracy Bowden reports, with producer Amy Donaldson.
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