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Why is medical treatment so expensive?

Why is medical treatment so expensive?

Are the doctors to blame, or should we be looking at the medical schemes? As someone who belongs to a medical scheme – and who is privy to a ‘behind the scenes’ look at what they don’t pay – I must admit the question keeps popping up. The sad reality is that our...

Can a medical scheme reject you?

So you’re thinking of joining a new medical aid scheme but you’re worried whether they’ll accept you. Maybe you have a history of serious illness? Maybe you suffer from a chronic illness requiring expensive medicines? Maybe you have just been diagnosed with a life...

How medical aids worked in the old days

Does your medical aid scheme pay everything? Well I suppose if you’ve still got money in the savings account then it’s yes. If you’re like most of us, then the answer is no. If you think about it, a decent medical aid costs the same as a small car...