Someone making 100,000
On average you pay 2% of annual salary to health levy which gives you medicare
If you are over 90k you pay 1.5 unless you have private insurance
On average $2000. Plus on average $800 in extra like someone driving you to the hospital
$4800 aus to usd = $3312.41
It looks like you are paying half.
But the government is spending 7800 a year per person. So the additional cost comes from general tax revenue which you pay.
On average you are paying an extra 10000-15000 in taxes on that 100,000
I think it suggests that the healthcare barrier to entrepreneurship is much higher in the US than in Australia.
(Ref: why were medieval cities so dense despite their low populations and plentiful surrounding acreage? Everything had to be walking distance, so a big manor in the middle of the city would place a major burden on everyone's commute whose destination was not that manor).
So the tax is what you pay for the burden that your exclusive hold on the land imposes on others.
Or, you could think of it as what you pay to maintain the right for it not to be paved over as a superhighway, plus what you pay for the government to agree to keep other people from trespassing.
Not the fee for living there -- the fee for not letting others live there.
There is no minimum tax payable before accessing healthcare services: if you have no income, or are unlucky, you won’t die or be debt ridden for the rest of your life.